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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hermosa Man Charged with Postal Crimes

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Hermosa, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with Theft of Mail, Access Device Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft.

Tobin Nettifee, age 39, was charged on March 20, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on April 9, 2018, and pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Nettifee stealing mail from a mailbox and using another person’s identity to obtain credit cards. The charges are merely an accusation and Nettifee is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspector.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Nettifee was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set. 

Identity Theft
Updated April 11, 2018