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Trinity County Woman Accused of Stealing Mail, Including Prescription Drug Shipments

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Apr 05 2013 12:14:37 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 05 2013 12:41:22 PM CDT
Generic: Court Gavel
LEWISTON, Calif. -

A Lewiston woman was arrested on several counts of mail theft including packages containing prescription medication.  United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Veronica Marie Gray, 43, faces  multiple counts of post office burglary, obstruction of U.S. Mail, theft of U.S. Mail, possession of stolen U.S. Mail, and false statements.  

She's scheduled to appear before a U.S. magistrate on April 17 for arraignment.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service, with the assistance of the Trinity County Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol.

According to court documents, from about January 28 through March 27, the Lewiston Post Office repeatedly suffered U.S. Mail theft and burglary.

Gray is alleged to have stolen U.S. Mail from post office boxes.  According to court documents, among the items targeted by Gray for theft were parcels containing prescription medications.

If convicted, Gray faces up to 5 years in prison for each of the three charges of theft of U.S. Mail and the single charge of possession of stolen U.S. Mail, up to 10 years in prison for each of the three felony charges of Post Office burglary, and up to 5 years in prison for the single charge of obstruction of U.S. Mail.

In addition, she faces up to 5 years in prison for making false statements to federal law enforcement officials.