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2 due for arraignment in Vegas mail theft case

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Two men are scheduled to be arraigned in Las Vegas Thursday on charges of possession of counterfeit Postal Service keys and stolen mail.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden, Derrick Hutson, 42, and Marshal Stapleton, 27, are accused of using counterfeit USPS keys to open cluster-type mailboxes in northwest Las Vegas neighborhoods.

In a criminal complaint, prosecutors allege the pair took checks, gift cards, debit cards, credit cards and other items from those mailboxes. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service launched an investigation into the thefts after residents complained of missing mail, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

In the complaint, prosecutors accused the two of taking mail between January and April. The two were arrested on April 15, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

In addition, investigators, in the complaint, found a number of mailbox parts, keys, counterfeit identity items and stolen mail, among other items, at the suspects' homes.

The two each face up to 15 years in prison for the charges, as well as a fine of at least $250,000.

Their arraignment was scheduled for 3 p.m.

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