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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Sacramento Resident Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Abdul Mannan, 33, of Sacramento, was sentenced today to three years and three months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert announced. In addition, U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. ordered Mannan to pay $76,193 in restitution.

According to court documents, between March 5, 2014, and November 7, 2014, Mannan participated in a scheme to obtain cash, goods, and services from banks and from Sacramento Area stores. On July 1, 2015, federal agents executed a search warrant at Mannan's residence and found personal and financial information for over 25 different victims and more than 25 different credit card accounts. On March 11, 2016, Mannan pleaded guilty to the charges.

San Francisco Division Inspector in Charge Rafael Nunez of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service stated: “We are working closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners in law enforcement to arrest and prosecute those responsible for complex identity fraud schemes and to protect postal customers’ mail and personal information from theft.”

“Identity theft schemes result in billions of dollars in losses every year in this country and cause incalculable heartache and financial harm to law-abiding consumers,” said Ryan L. Spradlin, the special agent in charge who oversees HSI’s enforcement activities throughout northern California. “We owe it to the victims of these schemes to pursue such cases aggressively, making it clear that those who brazenly enrich themselves through fraud and identity theft, as this defendant did, will be held accountable for their crimes.”

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 
2:15-135-GEB
Updated June 24, 2016