CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An 18-year-old Kirtland teenager could be going to prison, if convicted of helping others steal mail in Lake County.
Corey Lauren Whalen was indicted by a federal grand jury on the charges of aiding and abetting the theft of mail and possessing stolen mail.
Prosecutors say Whalen helped others steal a package in Painesville on Nov. 27 and a letter in Mentor on Dec. 5.
The case was solved when a neighbor saw something suspicious and called the Lake County sheriff deputies.
"Hopefully the charges send a clear message to those who think they can just go around and steal other people's property that they worked so hard to get," said Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight.