MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A Mesa woman is facing felony charges of identity theft and forgery after an off-duty police officer said he saw her trying to steal mail.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed the charges against Charlene Marie Guill, 42, on Nov. 27, 2019. The investigation, however, goes back to August. That’s when the off-duty Phoenix officer said he saw her “attempting to steal mail from a residential mailbox.”
On Nov. 4, postal inspectors went through the contents of the trash at Guill’s Mesa home. According to the probable cause for arrest statement, they “found multiple indications of [mail] theft in the trash receptacle.” Inspectors spoke with the person whose mail they found. The victim said she had not given Guill permission to collect her mail.
When investigators served a search warrant at Guill’s home on Nov. 25, they said they found “personally identifying documents” that did not belong to her or anybody else in the home. Inspectors said Guill admitted stealing mail with the intention of selling to others.
Court documents indicate that this is not Guill’s first run-in with the law and that she has done this before. She has a record of arrests and convictions for forgery, shoplifting, assault, theft of government property, bank fraud, drug possession, and possession of stolen mail.