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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 9, 2015

Wichita Man Sentenced In Mail Theft Fraud Scheme

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 15 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to steal mail from postal boxes and cash counterfeit checks, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Jeremy S. Robinson, 36, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to steal mail. In his plea, he admitted that in 2013 and 2014 he and his co-defendants entered an agreement to steal mail from U.S. Postal Service blue boxes.

In some cases, the defendants removed the name of the original payee and replaced it with another name in order to cash the checks. In other cases, they manufactured counterfeit checks using account information from the stolen checks.

Co-defendants include:

          Justin Anderson, who is set for sentencing March 30.

          Jennifer R. Harper, who is set for sentencing March 23.

          Madison P. Allen, who is set for trial March 27.

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.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Updated February 9, 2015