Roseville man pleads guilty to mail theft |

Roseville man pleads guilty to mail theft

A Roseville man suspected of stealing mail in Nevada County pleaded guilty in federal court Monday morning.

Keith Allen Skipper, 35, pleaded guilty to theft of U.S. mail and possession of stolen mail. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17 and faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, and restitution to be followed by three years of supervised release.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

On Dec. 9, 2009, Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies found Skipper with a large amount of mail addressed to approximately 51 addresses. Among the mail were items that had been reported stolen from a neighborhood collection box. He was charged in Nevada County Superior Court and released on bail.

While out on bail, Skipper stole more mail from residential mail boxes in El Dorado County between Dec. 20 and Dec. 22 to get

Christmas cash and gift cards that had been mailed. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies stopped him Dec. 22 for a broken brake light. During a search of the vehicle, they found a large amount of stolen mail in the front seat and took him into custody.

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