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Chico Man Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison for 10 Burglaries of Post Offices in Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter and Tehama Counties

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Chico man was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for burglaries of post offices in Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter and Tehama counties, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

On Aug. 4, Jeremy Elguez, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and admitted to burglarizing 10 U.S. Postal Service post offices. According to court documents, between Aug. 23, 2019 and March 1, 2020, Elguez burglarized the Butte City Post Office twice, the Glenn Post Office twice, the Vina Post Office, the Bangor Post Office, the Stirling City Post Office, the Meridian Post Office, the Artois Post Office, and the Cassel Post Office. Items reported stolen during these burglaries included mail, postal money orders, cameras, and a check for $80,000. On Aug. 1, 2019, Elguez also attempted to cash a $350,000 check stolen from the mail.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya B. Syed prosecuted the case.

Updated November 10, 2020

Release Number: 2:20-cr-092-JAM