A federal grand jury has indicted a 49-year-old Lexington County woman on charges of bank fraud, mail theft and aggravated identity theft.
The indictment says Linda Hamel Bacon, 49, of Lexington, stole a driver’s license from a car, then presented the stolen license to pass checks she had stolen from other peoples’ mailboxes.
Investigators from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Postal Service determined that $6,000 was stolen in all, said acting U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald today.
The incidents took place in November and December of last year, McDonald said.
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If convicted on all charges, Bacon faces a mandatory minimum sentence of four years and a maximum possible sentence of 69 years in federal prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams of the Columbia office is prosecuting the case.