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Son of prominent businessman, sentenced for mail theft

 
Son of prominent businessman, sentenced for mail theft
Posted Tuesday, January 7th 2014 @ 2pm

The son of prominent San Antonio Businessman Mike Yuchnitz has been sentenced to seven months in federal prison for stealing mail.

Justin Yuchnitz, 37, has been in jail that long awaiting trial, so he'll effectively be released to serve probation.  His wife, Natalie Proo, was sentenced to just over a year in federal prison because she has an extensive criminal history.

The pair were on a drug fueled rampage at two apartment complexes, breaking into mailboxes.  Gift cards and checkbooks were stolen from residents of both the Stratford Apartments, which is in the 4000 block of Medical Drive, and the Hunters Glen Apartments in the 8700 block of Datapoint Drive.

"I'm sorry for my mistakes.  I knew what I was doing was wrong," Yuchnitz said in court.  "I want to pay back what I stole."

Investigators with the U.S. Postal Service estimate 158 mailboxes were broken into and $10,500 was stolen.

Yuchnitz and Proo have two kids, nine and four years old.  They're currently with the maternal grandmother.

Mike Yuchnuitz, Justin's father, is best know for his My Econo $39.95 Optical commercials.  He was found dead in the parking lot of a motel on Bandera Road, last year, shortly before he was set to go on trial.  The allegations were that he tried to hire a hit-man to kill his wife.

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