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St Paul (KROC AM News) -  Two Minnesota men who admitted being prolific mail thieves will be getting their letters the next few years while behind bars.

They were sentenced in federal court last week.

Sentenced to 78 months in prison was 36-year-old Davis Her of St Paul.  A 36-month sentence was given to 32-year-old Sonny Vang Xiong of Maplewood.

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The US Attorney’s office says the two conspired with others” to steal mail and packages from post offices, apartment complexes, and mailboxes” for several months last year until they were finally caught. 

According to the US Attorney's office:

Xiong and Her broke into apartment buildings and other locations where many mailboxes could be accessed at once to steal personal mail, business mail, packages, and other items. The defendants used stolen postal keys, pry bars, and other burglary tools to steal the mail. The defendants would look for checks, money orders, identification documents, credit and debit cards, and other items of value. Xiong and Her used the stolen checks and money orders to create fraudulent checks and falsified money orders that they gave to others to cash. Xiong and Her also used stolen account numbers, IDs, and personal identifying information to create fake checks and fake identification documents.

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