Identity theft through "Mailboxin" is federal crime

An activity described as “mailboxin'” has landed three defendants in jail. Described as stealing checks and personal identification information to open bank accounts, obtain checks on the new accounts and cash them at area merchants, “mailboxin'” is a federal offense.
Holly Sturkey, age 32, of North Myrtle Beach, Brandon Ramon Ledesma, age 24, or Gallivants Ferry, and Wayne Michael Scupp, age 41, of Pelion, were sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to possess stolen mail matter and to commit bank fraud. The defendants were sentenced to 12 months, 15 months and 18 months respectively, and were also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,463.