BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – A 46-year-old Hastings woman is accused of stealing another woman’s mail and cashing a paycheck valued at $1,000, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

Elizabeth Joan Orner was charged with one felony count of mail theft in connection with the incident, which happened last Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint, Burnsville Police responded to a residence last Thursday on a report of mail theft. When authorities arrived, a woman told police that at about 2:25 p.m. that day she saw a pick-up truck pull up to her mail box and saw a passenger in the front seat take her outgoing mail.

While police were speaking with the victim, she got a call from Wells Fargo bank asking if she had written a check to Orner for $1,000, and she said she did not. A woman later identified as Orner attempted to deposit one of the victim’s checks into her account.

Police found Orner and spoke to her. She denied taking the mail but admitted she was there when it was taken. She told police she was with a friend at the time who asked her to do this with him in the past. They would take the mail and then pass the checks.

If convicted, Orner faces up to three years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

Comments (16)
  1. keel says:

    Hmmm….crack does a body good!

    1. jackactionhero says:

      She’s kinda Hot..I love blond women..And Black guys..

  2. jackactionhero says:

    Death sentence. There is no excuse for this behavior. It is not ok, and jail time does NOT fix this flaw in someone. You’re either a dirtbag or you are not a dirtbag, and this woman is a dirtbag.

    Why do we continue to imprison people like this for short times anyway? They become convicted felons and can’t get a decent job the rest of their lives anyway. They have no chance at contributing to society, so get her out of it. Enough is enough.

    We cannot continue to sit around and let people steal from us and then just tell them “No, no, no. No doing that. It’s a timeout for you!”

    1. Throbin' unit says:

      No doubt! I hope she leaves the back door open… 🙂

  3. jackactionhero says:

    Get a rope.

    I’ve got one of the tallest trees in town.

    We can all laugh and point at her while she’s swinging in the wind up there.


  4. TL the alligator says:

    yeah shes a rough lookin one…i’d bet she does this kind of thing regular and has been for a very long time….birds of a feather flock, and shes already admitted she was there when it was done and that she learned of doing it from a former associate and that they’ve done it in the past……..yeah, lock her up for 12 years or so and give society a break.

  5. old bag says:

    Why is it so hard to keep your hands off others peoples stuff?

  6. Desperate says:

    So is she single?

  7. Rags says:

    She has a black boyfriend. Betcha.

  8. Deep Thinker says:

    Bet she was using the money to gamble, as in gamble with how much meth she could get without being busted, my guess is that she’s jackactionhero’s pregnant girlfriend & he won’t support her…

  9. hmm says:

    The bank should pay the real owner of the check a fee.

  10. MN Cop says:

    You would be surprised how many check forgery cases my agency handles…these are checks cashed or written by a person other than the owner. All it takes is for the clerk to say “Can I see your identification?” And then actually look at it of course. I think the store or bank should be liable for the funds if the check goes through.

    1. Melanie the Stripper says:

      I think you are a complete idiot..Can I see your fake badge?

  11. Laura Swany says:

    Well Mel, you’re a stripper… I’m backing the cop 🙂