Maui Resident Sentenced to 6 Years in Jail for Mail, ID Theft

August 28, 2015, 11:47 AM HST · Updated August 28, 1:24 PM
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Davelynn Mahi. Courtesy photo.

Davelynn Mahi. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

A Maui woman was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday for aggravated identity theft and mail theft.  Davelyn Mahi, 42, was also sentenced to one year of community confinement following her release from custody, and was ordered to pay $8,551 in restitution.

The sentence was handed down by Senior District Judge Helen Gillmore,

US Attorney Florence Nakakuni with the District of Hawaiʻi said, “The scope of this crime demonstrates the continuing need for vigilance in protecting personal information.”

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According to Justice Department officials, “Evidence offered in court showed that Mahi stole hundreds of mail items and recovered credit cards and other property over at least a six month time period, which she then used to fraudulently purchase thousands of dollars worth of goods.”

Justice officials say Mahi’s 230 prior arrests and 36 prior convictions were “substantial factors” supporting the Court’s decision to impose a sentence of imprisonment above the maximum sentence advised by the US sentencing guidelines.

San Francisco Division Inspector in Charge Rafael Nunez of the US Postal Inspection Service commented saying, “Postal Inspectors worked closely with the US Attorney’s Office and the Maui Police Department on this investigation and will continue to vigorously protect the US mail against all forms of criminal attack and misuse.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Ken Sorenson of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaiʻi.

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