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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Friday, November 4, 2016

Davis Property Manager Sentenced to over 4 Years in Prison for Stealing Tenants’ Identities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — William R. Stanley Jr., 31, of Sacramento, was sentenced on Thursday by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to four years and three months in prison for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

San Francisco Division Inspector in Charge Rafael Nunez of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service stated: “Postal Inspectors worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners in law enforcement to arrest and prosecute those individuals responsible for thefts of mail and Identity theft crimes committed against the public.”

According to court documents, from February 17, 2015, until February 17, 2016, Stanley lived at the Tuscany Villas Apartment Complex in Davis and worked as the on-site property manager there and at three additional apartment complexes that were managed by the same property management company. During this time, Stanley used a stolen identity and a fraudulent California DMV license bearing his image but the personal identifying information of another person. He was known to the property management company and to tenants and rental applicants under this false identity.

According to the plea agreement, Stanley obtained personal identifying information from tenants and rental applicants and used the information to add himself as a user on victims’ financial accounts and to open new accounts in their names, with himself as an authorized user. Stanley also defrauded an 82-year-old victim by taking his wallet after the victim left it at a grocery store, and he used the victim’s personal information to open lines of credit with himself as an authorized user. According to the factual basis in the plea agreement, Stanley caused $24,442 in loss to the victims.

In addition to the prison sentence, Stanley will be directed to pay restitution. The amount will be determined by the Court.

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Davis Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew D. Segal and Owen Roth prosecuted the case.

Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 
2:16-cr-093 MCE
Updated November 7, 2016