WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — Two Sacramento-area postal workers are facing the prospect of lengthy prison terms over allegations they stole hundreds of iPhones from the mail.
Prosecutors say a federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 61-count indictment charging Saravy Yem and Angel Pantoja-Lopez with conspiracy to steal mail and mail theft by postal service employees.
Yem and Pantoja-Lopez, both 27, worked at a postal service distribution center in West Sacramento where they sorted and processed mail.
Prosecutors say the two postal workers opened parcels containing AT&T iPhones, took the phones, then disposed of the empty parcels.
Investigators say they found nearly 300 empty AT&T iPhone parcels at the facility.
Prosecutors say if convicted, Yem and Pantoja-Lopez are facing up to five years in prison on each count.
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