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Tracy Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and ID Theft in Mail Theft Conspiracy

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Cameron Pope, 30, of Tracy, pleaded guilty today to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Pope entered into a conspiracy to steal mail from the U.S. Postal Service. Pope and others stole from cluster mailboxes throughout Northern California, including throughout Placer County and Sacramento County. From the stolen mail, the conspirators obtained identifying information and financial information from California residents. Pope and the conspirators then digitally altered checks and forged account holder signatures to negotiate and deposit checks. Pope and the conspirators stole thousands of pieces of mail from California residents, including checks totaling over $200,000.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the police departments of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, and Tracy. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Delaney is prosecuting the case.

Pope is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley on Sept. 19, 2024. Pope faces a maximum statutory penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine for bank fraud and a mandatory consecutive sentence of two years in prison for aggravated identity theft. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Updated June 20, 2024

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft