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Jackson man gets three years for bank fraud, mail and ID theft

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A Jackson man was sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft relating to his repeated theft of mail and use of stolen debit and credit cards.

According to court documents, Cary Letorle Wright, 44, was arrested on July 21, 2022, after law enforcement in Jackson located his fingerprints on several pieces of stolen mail found in an abandoned zip-pouch that had been recovered near a roadway and turned in by a citizen. The deputies who arrested Wright found a large pile of stolen mail in his car. Wright voluntarily turned over additional stolen mail and a stack of stolen debit and credit cards. The stolen mail traced to more than 80 residents of Clarke County and Waynesboro, Miss.

In an interview with police, Wright admitted that he stole the mail to obtain debit and credit cards, which he activated and used at several local businesses. In connection with his guilty plea, Wright admitted that he defrauded banks and used his victims’ stolen means of identification to further his frauds, in violation of federal law.

Wright was on federal conditions of supervised release at the time he committed this offense. He previously had been convicted of a federal mail theft offense in South Carolina in 2016, for which he served a prison sentence.

United States District Judge Terry F. Moorer ordered Wright to serve a five-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo drug testing and treatment, will receive mental health evaluation and treatment, and will be subject to credit restrictions. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge Moorer ordered Wright to pay $694.95 in victim restitution and $200 in special assessments.

U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The United States Postal Inspection Service, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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