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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bridgeport Man Admits Operating Mail Fraud And Bank Fraud Scheme


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DAYQUAN JACKSON, also known as “Quan” and “DaeDae,” 26, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud in connection with a stolen check scheme.

According to court documents and statement made in court, JACKSON and others stole mail from residences in Fairfield County throughout 2013 and 2014 in order to obtain either blank checks or credit card “convenience checks.”  JACKSON and others then used some of the stolen checks to purchase cars, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles listed for sale on the Internet from unsuspecting victims in surrounding states.  Some of the stolen checks also were provided to “runners” who deposited the checks into their bank accounts.  JACKSON and others then withdrew the funds from the accounts.

Financial institutions and individual victims lost more than $120,000 as a result of this scheme.

Judge Arterton scheduled sentencing for March 5, 2015, at which time JACKSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years and a fine of up to $1 million.

JACKSON was arrested on March 7, 2014.  He currently is released on bond to the custody of an inpatient residential drug treatment facility.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with substantial assistance from the Connecticut Financial Fraud Task Force and the Greenwich, Fairfield, Wilton and Bridgeport Police Departments, as well as law enforcement in New Hampshire.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Silverman and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.

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U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

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Updated March 18, 2015