United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Commit Postal Crimes
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Docket #: 1:12-cr-00078-LJO-SKO
FRESNO, Calif. — Scott Anthony Pedro, of Fresno, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 15 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to commit postal crimes, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Pedro conspired with two other individuals to possess counterfeit postal keys and stolen postal mail. Law enforcement officers found Pedro on September 23, 2011, with stolen mail containing checks, access devices, and personal identification information belonging to more than 50 individuals. Pedro was also in possession of counterfeit postal keys suited to open depositories for U.S. mail.
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, with members from the United States Postal Inspection Service, United States Secret Service, Fresno Police Department and Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Grant B. Rabenn is prosecuting the case.
In October, co-conspirators Dang Vang and Bee Jay Vang were sentenced to two years in prison and 27 months in prison respectively.