Trio accused of stealing mail from 5 Valley cities, running forgery millPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- If you've got a mailbox, you could've been victimized and not even know it.
This week, Eunice Cord's neighbor told her a stranger got into her mailbox and stole her mail.
“It makes me angry because if they needed money that bad they should've taken a chance and asked if I could've given them 5 or $10,” said Cord.
A witness tried chasing after the thieves and called police.
Jeffrey Pemberton, 30, Sandra Neese, 34, and Jerry Sebrasky, 46, are now accused of stealing mail in the 7500 block of North 17th Avenue and 1700 block of West Echo Lane in Phoenix.
The trio was caught in an apartment complex in the 1700 block of West Desert Cove Road, also in Phoenix.
Inside their apartment officers found stolen mail, phony checks, fake IDs, and printers, which are all forgery mill paraphernalia.
Detectives showed 3TV some of the evidence collected.
“It's fairly sophisticated. The group was taking stolen IDs from mailboxes and we believe burglaries and these documents were brought back to the address where the forgery mill was, ” said Detective Adam Geremia with the Phoenix Police Department.
Geremia said the group was making IDs using their own pictures and their victim's information.
The suspects are accused of making checks out to themselves, some of them for more than $15,000.
“There are documents recovered from Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler,” said Geremia.
Some of the stolen mail and checks have dates from November and December of 2012 and January of 2013.
Investigators also found stolen property from a home burglary last Sunday.
Police are looking for three high end rifles taken from the home, including a Weatherby 300 a Remington 270 and a “Flintlock” rifle from the 1800's.