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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Modesto Woman Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Commit Postal Crimes

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Docket #: 1:12-cr-00192-LJO-SKO:



FRESNO, Calif. — Dawn Renee Wessling, 43, of Modesto, was sentenced today by District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 18 months in prison for conspiring to commit postal crimes, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner, announced.

According to court documents, Wessling conspired with others to steal mail from authorized U.S. mail receptacles and to possess stolen U.S. mail. Wessling and co-conspirators acquired credit cards, merchant cards and convenience checks, in addition to account numbers and personal identifiers of victims. With these items, Wessling and co-conspirators purchased merchandise for themselves without authorization from the true account holders.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Grant B. Rabenn is prosecuting the case.


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