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Fresno Man Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud and Possession of Stolen Mail

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

FRESNO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd sentenced a Fresno man today to one year and one day in prison for credit card fraud and possession of stolen mail, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court records, from Dec. 5, 2018, through March 28, 2019, Justin Deger, 28, broke into mail boxes at various Fresno area residences and stole over 2,000 pieces of mail, including checks and 26 credit cards. He subsequently activated some of those credit cards and made unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals at retailers and casinos totaling thousands of dollars. Deger was also ordered to pay full restitution to the victims and forfeit the proceeds of his crimes.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vincente Tennerelli and Joseph Barton prosecuted the case.

Updated June 25, 2020

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 1:19-cr-202