United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Sentenced To 2 Years And 9 Months In Prison For Counterfeiting And Identity Theft
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, September 17, 2012
Docket #: 1:11-cr-00429-AWI-DLB
FRESNO, Calif. — Jimmy Don Thompson, 39, of Fresno, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to two years and nine months in federal prison for counterfeiting U.S. currency and identity theft. Thompson was ordered to begin serving his federal sentence after the state sentence he is already serving for vehicle theft.
According to court documents, in September 2010, Thompson manufactured and passed counterfeit United States currency at a local business. Subsequently, in May 2011, he possessed identities of at least 81 other individuals with the intent to commit identity theft.
This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the Fresno Police Department. This case is part of a joint initiative led by the United States Attorney’s office to combat identity theft in the San Joaquin Valley. Its members are from the United States Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service, the Fresno Police Department, and the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Stanley A. Boone is prosecuting the case.