Woman Steals $38K in Stamps

Sentenced to 8 years in prison

By Matt Bartosik
|  Friday, Jul 2, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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A Chicago woman was sentenced for stealing more than $38,000 in postage stamps.

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Cynthia Stewart must have had a lot of pen pals.

The 57-year-old Chicago woman was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing more than $38,000 in postage stamps, reports the Daily Herald.

If she bought 44-cent first-class stamps, that's over 86,000 stamps! Just whom was she sending all that mail to?

Stewart admitted to using forged checks from closed bank accounts to buy $200 to $400 worth of stamps at a time.

To avoid suspicion, she made purchases from post offices in several counties—including Cook, Kane, DuPage, and Lake—over a 5-month period, according to the Daily Herald.

Stewart will be eligible for parole after 4 years and will have to pay back what she stole upon her release.

With over 4,300 books of stamps, do you think she went with the Liberty Bell design or a picture of the American flag?

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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