April Renee Brown

April Renee Brown

A Staunton Circuit Court judge sentenced April Brown, 28, of Staunton, to one year and two months in prison for her participation in a mail theft ring.

Brown was convicted on Wednesday of 11 charges of petty larceny, five counts of uttering and forgery, and one count she drove on a revoked license.

Police said Brown, along with two other people, would steal outgoing checks from mailboxes and attempt to cash them at area Food Lion grocery stores. Starting in June, the trio targeted homes along Preston Drive, Parview Avenue and Spring Hill Road, police said.

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