Two Naperville mail carriers charged in credit-card theft

Seven people have been charged with a fraud and money-laundering scheme that stole more than $50,000 from about 40 people in Naperville.

The defendants did so by having two postal carriers steal credit and debit cards from the mail they were delivering, according to a news release from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Vosheaa Haynes, 36, of the 1400 block of Andover Drive in Aurora, organized the effort, according to authorities. She is charged with two counts of organizer of a continuing financial crimes enterprise, two counts of continuing financial crimes enterprise, one count of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud and three counts of identity theft.

Shavonna Taylor, 33, of the 1100 block of Brockton Court, Aurora, and Ariel Jakes, 21, of the 500 block of Chamberlain, Naperville, were the postal carriers, authorities said. They are charged with continuing financial crimes enterprise, identity theft, mail fraud and wire fraud.

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