Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced the Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act, H.R. 4515, which will double the maximum jail sentence for anyone convicted of mail theft.
“The disturbing growth in mail theft in my district, and particularly the theft of cluster box units, must be stopped,” said Rep. Calvert. “The criminals who steal mail to conduct identity theft or for other purposes need to face greater consequences for their actions. My constituents are fed up with the disruption to their lives caused by these criminals and it’s time for Congress to take action to discourage these types of crimes.”
Currently, the maximum jail sentence for anyone convicted of mail theft is five years under Section 1708 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. The Ensuring the Safety of Our Mail Act increases the maximum jail sentence to ten years.