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Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property and Aggravated Identity Theft

April 10, 2024

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Charles Dean Good, 55, of Stockton, pleaded guilty today to one count of theft of government property and one count of aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Good stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in postage stamps from the U.S. Postal Service by passing counterfeit checks in the names of identity-theft victims. He passed the bad checks at numerous post offices in Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. In connection with the postage-stamp-theft scheme, Good possessed and used the name and California Driver’s License number of at least one identity-theft victim. Between Feb. 2, 2012, and Jan. 18, 2019, he passed at least 1,326 bad checks, for a total loss to the U.S. Postal Service of at least $252,631.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise N. Yasinow is prosecuting the case.

Good is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez on Sept. 10, 2024. Good faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison for the theft of government property count, a mandatory consecutive two-year term in prison for the aggravated identity theft count, and up to a $250,000 fine for each count. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

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