Portland, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Norma Duhamel, 71, of Saco, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to two years of probation for theft of mail. She was also ordered to pay $1,230 in restitution. Duhamel pleaded guilty on June 2, 2017.
According to court documents, between August and October of 2016, Duhamel stole mail containing bank checks and a credit card from mailboxes of residents of Cumberland, Maine. She cashed about $1,125 worth of stolen checks and charged about $105 on the credit card.
In pronouncing sentence, Judge Torresen warned Duhamel that if she repeated her behavior and violated the terms of her probation, the Judge guaranteed her a jail sentence.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of Maine