United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Sacramento Man Sentenced for Aggravated I.D. Theft
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Docket #: 2:12-cr-251-JAM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Clinton Beau Babcock, 28, of Sacramento, today to two years and nine months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for aggravated ID theft, wire fraud, bank fraud, and access device fraud, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, in May and June 2011, Babcock obtained personal and financial information of a Sacramento man and other victims from burglary, stolen U.S. Mail, and through research of public Internet websites. He used the information to create an online banking profile, transfer cash, and make changes to the accounts. Babcock also misdirected victims’ mail to his own address and used victims’ credit card accounts to obtain goods and services. In doing so, Babcock gained access to more than $150,000 in cash.
Babcock was taken into custody after the sentencing. A hearing to determine the restitution amount has been scheduled for January 22, 2013.