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Denver Man Sentenced for Mail Theft, Bank Fraud, and Identity Theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER - Cory Allen Snyder, 35, of Denver, was sentenced Tuesday to 34 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, after being convicted of mail theft, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

Snyder conducted a series of post office (PO) box thefts between November 2018 and March 2019 from United States Postal Service (USPS) facilities across the Front Range. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) received approximately 50 reports of break-ins at postal facilities that Snyder was believed to be responsible for. Using personally identifiable information obtained from stolen mail, Snyder opened a series of bank accounts in the names and identities of his mail theft victims, which he then deposited stolen checks which he modified to be payable to him. Postal Inspectors identified between $15,000 and $20,000 in fraudulent activity from multiple bank accounts.

”For months, Snyder preyed on victims who relied on the services of the USPS to securely transport their private information,” says Matt Kirsch, Acting U.S. Attorney. “This sentencing is a victory for the citizens of Colorado, who can trust that their mail is safe and secure.”

“Postal Inspectors never rest when seeking justice for mail theft victims, and this case brings to close a lengthy investigation that affected many victims across the Front Range,” said Ruth Mendonça, Inspector in Charge of the Denver Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “When mail thieves get prison time, Postal Inspectors uphold their mission to protect the U.S. Mail, and the public knows they can trust the U.S. Postal Service to safely transmit their important information,” said Mendonça.

Snyder was sentenced Tuesday August 17, 2021 by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel D. Domenico after pleading guilty on May 25, 2021.

This case was initiated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Broomfield Police Department, and Aurora Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by the Violent Crime and Immigration Enforcement Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado.



Updated August 24, 2021

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