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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding National On-line Retailers

DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Adam George Redmon, age 38, of Austin, Texas, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for mail fraud that victimized at least eleven national retailers and financial institutions. 

According to court documents and facts presented in Court, over the course of a three-year period, Redmon repeatedly engaged in mail fraud by falsely telling victim-retailers that he failed to receive purchases he made online. By doing so, Redmon was able to obtain ill-gotten gains totaling over $103,000 in the form of refunds, reshipments, and store credits from the victims. Redmon’s purchases included gift cards, furniture, home goods, and clothing apparel. In order to conceal the nature of his misconduct, Redmon engaged in various efforts to conceal his true identity from the victims: He opened numerous mailboxes under corporate and assumed names; he falsified bank information; and he attempted to hide his phone number when calling customer service lines to report the non-receipt of packages. In those instances when a retailer refused to issue a refund or to resend the “missing” goods, Redmon also defrauded his financial institutions by making false claims seeking reimbursement.

“This defendant repeatedly abused the policies of national retailers that ensure on-line shoppers receive goods and services bought and paid for over the internet,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan. “We thank the United States Postal Investigation Service for their efforts to bring this fraudster to justice.”

“The defendant brazenly used the U.S. mail to scam businesses and to falsely cast doubt on the integrity of America’s most trusted institution, the United States Postal Service,” said Ruth Mendonça, Inspector in Charge of the Denver Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “However, he only served to inspire our hardworking Postal Inspectors who unraveled his scheme and sought justice for the postal service and the other businesses. This sentence serves as a mark of the commitment of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to bringing scammers to justice for crimes involving the mail,” said Mendonça

United States District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer sentenced Redmon on March 4, 2022.

The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation.  Former Assistant United States Attorney Hetal J. Doshi and Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Weiss handled the prosecution of the case.

Case number: 21-cr-0262

Topic(s): 
Consumer Protection
Financial Fraud
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Updated March 9, 2022