Mustang Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Mail Theft and Forged Checks
OKLAHOMA CITY – LLOYD WAYNE TILLMAN, 38, of Mustang, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to seven years in prison for mail theft and forged checks, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
On May 7, 2018, Tillman pleaded guilty to 32 counts of mail theft and forged check offenses before U.S. District Judge David L. Russell. Tillman had stolen mail out of Oklahoma City-area residents’ mail boxes, removed checks from the envelopes, altered them, and cashed (or attempted to cash) them at area banks. Law enforcement officials arrested Tillman in Texas after he led them on a high-speed chase; he was ultimately captured using tracking dogs.
At sentencing today, Judge Russell took into consideration Tillman’s extensive criminal history as well as evidence that he had threatened one of his victims and led officers on two additional high-speed chases. The court sentenced Tillman to 84 months in prison and ordered him to pay $54,543 in restitution and a $3,200 special assessment. Upon release from prison, Tillman will serve three years on supervised release. Judge Russell noted that this sentence—which was above the advisory range of imprisonment under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines—was necessary to punish Tillman and protect the public.
This case is the result of investigations by numerous law enforcement agencies, including the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department, the Mustang Police Department, the Greenville (Texas) Police Department, the Paris (Texas) Police Department, and the United States Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale prosecuted the case.