- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Stockton woman has been sentenced to more than 4 years in prison for her role in an identity theft scheme that used mail stolen from post offices in Sacramento and Sutter counties.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1YKwJXp ) that 44-year-old Breneth Chase was sentenced Wednesday to four years and 10 months in prison for bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and possession of counterfeit identification documents.

According to court documents, Chase and others stole U.S. mail and postal keys during burglaries of post offices. Chase used the mail to manufacture checks, identification documents to cash them and apply for lines of credit.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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