- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield woman who stole mail from at least 40 people in three Missouri counties was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison without parole.

Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Lisa Beatrice Gee was sentenced Wednesday. She also was ordered to pay nearly $11,000 in restitution to her victims.

Gee pleaded guilty in March to passing a forged check, credit card fraud and stealing mail. She admitted she had mail stolen from at least 40 people in Green, Christian and Polk counties. She stole the mail herself or directed other people to do so, and took checks, credit cards, Social Security cards and personal identification cards belonging to the victims.

Gee used those stolen documents to conduct fraudulent financial transactions.

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