Shawano woman pleads guilty to swiping mail

Teresa Konaha (Source: Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – A Shawano woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of stealing mail from a U.S. Postal Service truck.

Teresa Konaha faces up to five years in federal prison, according to the plea agreement. A fine of up to $250,000 could be levied, but prosecutors are not seeking any fine. Sentencing is set for March 23.

Approximately 40 mail theft victims were identified, with losses totaling $6,445.92.

In November, Kohana took two tubs of mail from a mail truck, plus the carrier’s purse. Officers later found Kohana with the mail – and the purse. There were 29 piece of unopened mail, seven opened letters, and one letter containing four unrelated checks.

She claimed to have initially entered the mail truck in order to deposit a letter she was sending to her son. Kohana grabbed the bins in order to open the envelopes taken, court documents say.

Konaha’s supervised release was revoked in November, and she is currently serving a state prison term from 2012 drug case from Shawano County.

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