Sacramento man sentenced in identity theft scheme
05/21/2014 8:21 PM
05/21/2014 8:22 PM
A Sacramento man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in an identity theft scheme.
Tony Nhiachong Khang, 29, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller for bank fraud, aggravated identification theft and being a felon in possession of ammunition, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
Between January and May 2013, Khang and four co-conspirators allegedly stole mail from more than 200 postal customers in Sacramento County, according to court documents. They used the personal identification information they found to pose as the victims, cashing checks and using credit cards to obtain cash and purchase goods. The loss resulting from the scheme was approximately $50,000, authorities said.
When Khang’s Sacramento residence was searched April 18, 2013, investigators found stolen U.S. mail, stolen credit cards and bank account access numbers, a number of identification documents belonging to other people and ammunition. Because he had be previously convicted of a felony, Khang was prohibited form possessing ammunition.
The case resulted from an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sacramento and West Sacrament police departments.
Sacto 911 StaffBill Lindelof
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