Northeast Tarrant

Couple sentenced to prison for stealing mail

A couple who stole personal mail from residents of Southlake, Keller and Roanoke were both sentenced to prison Thursday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

William Lee Maglicco, 28, and Erica Michele Gibson, 26, each pled guilty in October 2014 to one count of possession of stolen mail.

An investigation began after residents started complaining that their mail was stolen. One person police that an American Express card was mailed to a Southlake residence, but it was never received, according to a news release.

U.S. postal inspectors tracked the card to a Walmart store in Grapevine where it was used in March 2014.

Southlake police Detective J. Sutton previously told the Star-Telegram that he traced the use of stolen credit cards and store cameras to get a search warrant for the Watauga home of the couple.

There, investigators found hundreds of pieces of stolen mail, including credit and debit cards, bank statements, passports and tax information.

The two were arrested in late March.

Maglicco was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison; Gibson was sentenced to three years and four months by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.

Maglicco said they stole mail two or three times a week to pay for their drug habit.

The arrests closed 21 cases of mail theft in Southlake alone. Keller police did not have an number of reported thefts.