Easley couple indicted for mail fraud


Staff Report



GREENVILLE —A husband and wife from Easley were charged Jan. 13 in a one-count indictment with mail fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A Federal Grand Jury in Greenville returned indictments against Retta Helms Sundblad, 59, and Richard Elmer Sundblad, 64, both of Easley. Each could each receive 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 if found guilty. The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Other indictments included the following:

• Hannah A. McAdams, 25, of Townville; DeWayne S. Brooks, 28, of Pendleton; Gary M. Whitfield, 26, of Pendleton; and Roger L. Powell, 32, of Anderson, were charged in a one-count indictment with conspiracy to alter money orders, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. The maximum penalty each defendant could receive is five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

• Mark Nigel Wilkins, 48, of Lexington, was charged in a three-count indictment with wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. The maximum penalty Wilkins could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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