Man Sentenced for Government Theft
Contact Person: John Potterfield (803) 929-3000
Columbia, South Carolina ----- Bill Nettles, United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina announced today that Rickey Anderson, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced to 24 months incarceration for his conviction on one count of conspiracy to steal property of the United States. Facts presented during Mr. Anderson’s guilty plea showed that he received stolen government checks from a codefendant, Jamal Williams, which Anderson then cashed at Rick’s Party Shop on Bluff Road in Richland County. The proceeds of the checks were then divided. The stolen government checks cashed or recovered in the case totaled more than $900,000.00. Williams was previously sentenced to 44 months incarceration.
The investigation and convictions were pursued by the Financial Crimes Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Potterfield of the Columbia office.