WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 78 months in federal prison in a federal mail theft case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Justin D. Anderson, 27, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft, one count of bank fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. In his plea he admitted that on Oct. 22, 2013, he and another person removed mail addressed to Geico Insurance from a U.S. Postal service mail receptacle in Wichita.
On Nov. 5, 2013, he presented and cashed an altered check at the Credit Union of America in Wichita. The check originally was written in the amount of $800 and made payable to Dewen Loan Servicing. He altered the check by adding his name to the payee line. He admits the check was stolen from a U.S. Postal Service mail receptacle.
In addition, he admitted that on Oct. 7, 2013, he possessed a 9 mm pistol. At the time he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had a prior felony conviction.
Grissom commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, the Wichita Police Department, the Derby Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett for their work on the case.