Prescott Valley woman arrested on charges of stealing mail
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 21-year-old Elizabeth Gill July 15 after learning from probation officers she had mail in her home that did not belong to her, including a check for $300 made out to a Mayer resident.
An investigation revealed numerous pieces of mail for residents in the Mayer area, where Gill delivered newspapers, as well as mail from other locations.
Besides delivering newspapers in Mayer, she also delivered in Cordes Lakes and Spring Valley, according to police.
After a search of Gill's Prescott Valley home on North Treasure Drive, deputies located checks, credit card statements, utility bills and mail from the Motor Vehicles Department. Additional checks were also found in her vehicle, according to a July 16 YCSO press release.
Gill was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center in Camp Verde on five counts of burglary, identity theft, theft and a probation violation. According to the press release, Gill was already serving probation for check fraud.
A YCSO deputy later tracked down two of the mail theft victims in Mayer, who confirmed that checks were stolen from their mailbox.