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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison for Stolen Check Scheme

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAYQUAN JACKSON, also known as “Quan” and “DaeDae,” 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 55 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for operating a mail fraud and bank fraud scheme.

According to court documents and statements made in court, JACKSON and others stole mail from residences in Fairfield County throughout 2013 and 2014 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.

The court calculated the intended loss to financial institutions and individual victims resulting from this scheme as more than $177,000.  JACKSON was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $84,242.

JACKSON was arrested on August 22, 2014.  On October 29, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud.

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.

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Identity Theft
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Updated April 6, 2015