California man gets 46 months in prison for mail forwarding scam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Norman Thompson, 36, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay $38,086.75 in restitution for conspiring to obtain mail by fraud, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, from October 2016 through May 2017, Thompson conspired with his co-defendants, Joshua Yadon and Latomba Bishop, to obtain credit cards, checks, credit reports, and merchandise in other peoples’ names using the victims’ stolen personal identifying information. The conspirators then filed fraudulent mail forwarding requests and vacation holds with the U.S. Postal Service to divert those items from the victims’ true addresses into the conspirators’ possession.

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy J. Kelley prosecuted the case.

Charges are pending against Johsua Yadon and Latomba Bishop. The charges are only allegations; these individuals are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • George3C

    At one dollar per day, it will take some hard time to pay back the thefts.