Former Owner of Oklahoma City Mail and Shipping Store Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Conspiracy and Identity Theft
OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier today, JOSHUA RAY CAMPBELL, 41, formerly of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison for conspiracy to commit theft or receipt of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
According to a superseding information, Campbell was the owner of a commercial mail receiving business in Oklahoma City that offered private mailbox rentals. Campbell and others engaged in a conspiracy to steal mail from mailboxes at his business and from mailboxes around Oklahoma City for the purpose of converting stolen mail to cash and for the purpose of stealing mail recipients’ identities. Campbell additionally used the identity of one of his victims, specifically his victim’s name, PIN number, and bank account information, during and in relation to the crime of bank fraud.
On October 7, 2019, Campbell entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft or receipt of stolen mail and one count of aggravated identity theft in relation to bank fraud.
Today, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton sentenced Campbell to serve a total of 42 months in prison, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. Campbell must also pay restitution of $49,154.33 to his victims.
Campbell’s co-conspirator Gena Michele Walker was sentenced on September 28, 2018, to serve 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess stolen mail.
These charges are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Nicoma Park Police Department, the Village Police Department, and the Edmond Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William E. Farrior.