Binghamton Woman Accused of ID Theft and Messing with the Mail
Federal Prosecutors say a former U.S. Postal employee from Binghamton faces up to 37 years in prison and a million dollar fine after being found guilty of bank fraud, identity theft and destruction of mail.
27 year old Melissa Elliott was accused of getting credit cards by using personal information of a woman she knew. Prosecutors say Elliott used the cards and accounts to make purchases and pay debts totaling over $57,000.
Elliot was also accused of destroying some mail while working as a postal clerk in Cortland and stealing gift cards and cash from mail.
Federal Prosecutors said the identity theft incidents happened between July of 2014 and April of 2015 while the theft of mail and destruction of mail happened between December 2015 and January of 2016.
Elliot is scheduled to be sentenced in November.