N.H. Woman Steals Thousands of Dollars of Stamps

By Allan Lengel

It may be worth noting that even in this era of emails and online bill payments it’s still worth stealing a good old fashion postage stamp.
Just ask Shelley Furtado of Manchester, N.H.
Furtado, 36, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire to conspiring with four other people to steal more than $5,000 in property from the Post Office — most of which was stamps, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The indictment charged that she and others visited the Post Offices and stole the stamps that were turned over to a “fence” in Boston.
As part of the conspiracy, one co-conspirator used a folded newspaper “rigged with two layers of tin foil” to sneak property out of the Post Office without setting off detectors, the indictment said.
Sentencing is set for Feb. 18

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