Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Mail Fraud and Identity Theft Charges
ALBUQUERQUE – Jeremy Boucher, 28, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to mail fraud and identity theft charges. The guilty plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement.
Boucher was arrested on Nov. 25, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with mail theft and possession of stolen mail from Dec. 2013 through Oct. 2014, in Bernalillo County, N.M. The complaint alleged that on Nov. 14, 2014, U.S. Postal Inspectors and the Albuquerque Police Department executed a search warrant on Boucher’s residence where they uncovered large amounts of stolen mail, including financial documents, dating back to Dec. 2013.
Boucher was subsequently charged in a four-count indictment on Jan. 8, 2015. Counts 1 and 2 charged Boucher with mail theft from Nov. 2013 through Oct. 2014. Count 3 charged Boucher with an attempt to execute a scheme to obtain money by false pretenses through the use of another person’s bank accounts, and Count 4 charged Boucher with identity theft.
During today’s proceedings, Boucher pled guilty to the four-count indictment. At sentencing, Boucher faces a statutory maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on the mail theft charges and 30 years in prison on the bank fraud charge. He also will be sentenced to a mandatory two-years in prison on the identity theft charge that must be served consecutive to any sentence imposed on the theft and bank fraud charges.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec is prosecuting this case.