FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A Fort Wayne woman was arrested after stealing mail from local residents.
The Department of Justice said Erin Clowser, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty to theft of mail, access devise fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Clowser was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 51 months followed by 1 year of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution to the victims of her crime in the total amount of $53,005.82.
She also agreed to forfeit to the United States items obtained from her illegal conduct, including a 2002 Mercedes Benz S500, assorted electronic and computer equipment and purses as part of her sentence.
Case documents show that between Nov. 2016 and June 2017, Clowser stole mail from various residential mailboxes in the Fort Wayne area.
She also used personal information of an individual without their authorization to obtain a debit card which she then used to make purchases at retail establishments and make withdraws from automatic teller machines.