MURRIETA (CNS) - A convicted felon accused of stealing hundreds of checks, money orders, bonds and other items by breaking into post office drop boxes pleaded not guilty today to identity theft and other felonies. Stephen Michael Brayley, 35, of Hemet was arrested in March after an investigation by the Riverside County Gang Task Force. Along with two counts of identity theft, Brayley is charged with forgery and possession of methamphetamine. He was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Stephen Gallon, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Sept. 11 at the Riverside Hall of Justice. The defendant is being held on $30,000 bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. According to Hemet police Sgt. Bob Nishida, gang investigators spotted Brayley driving in the 400 block of Flo
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