Mail & I.D. Theft Earns Grants Pass Woman 3 ˝ Years
Michelle Renee Lustig, 45, of Grants Pass, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner, after her convictions for conspiracy to commit mail theft, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. As part of her sentence, Lustig received a mandatory consecutive term of two years in prison required by federal statute where a victim’s identification was possessed or used in committing bank fraud. Lustig was also ordered to pay $12,387.06 in restitution to victims of the fraud.
Her co-defendant, Gregory Stephen Brooks, 50, also of Grants Pass, Oregon, was sentenced last month by Judge Panner to 81 months in federal prison.
Between March 2013 and July 2013, Lustig and Brooks stole substantial quantities of mail from the mailboxes of over 400 victims in Jackson and Josephine Counties.