Two plead guilty to federal charges tied to Wichita mail theft

July 31, 2017 - 9:23 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas men have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to their scheme to pilfer items from Wichita mailboxes.

Shalan Hiatt, 38, of Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of mail theft and possession of a counterfeit mailbox master key. Jason Farner, 33, of Leavenworth pleaded guilty to two counts of mail theft.

Authorities say Hiatt and Farner admitted they were members of a group of people in Wichita who used counterfeited mailbox keys to steal mail containing checks and forms of identification.

Sentencing for both men is scheduled for Oct. 19.

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