A Collinsville man has pleaded guilty in connection to a scheme involving mail fraud and identity theft. His sentencing is scheduled for August 2 of this year and is facing up to 20 years. 29-year-old Michael Allen Carver entered a plea of guilty this week in federal court on the charge of Conspiracy To Commit Mail Fraud.
Carver also admitted to assisting an accomplice in robbing mailboxes. The conspirator used the information obtained to apply for and obtain credit cards without authorization. The credit cards were then used and Carver obtained some of the value of the stolen cards. In addition to facing up to 20 years in prison he also faces a fine up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release. The case was a result in the investigation conducted by the Collinsville Police Department, the Postal Inspection Service, the IRS, and the United States Secret Service.