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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

Friday, January 26, 2018

Man Sentenced for Stealing Checks From Mailboxes

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Hampton man was sentenced today to 62 months in prison for stealing checks from curbside mailboxes.


According to court documents, Timothy Moody, 31, stole USAA checks from curbside mailboxes and used the information to make counterfeit Bank of America checks. He then used the counterfeit checks at Lowe’s, Walmart, and Home Depot to purchase merchandise, and later returned the merchandise at a different store location for cash.


Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Robert Wemyss, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Washington Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Bradenham prosecuted the case.


A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:17-cr-69.

Financial Fraud
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications
Updated January 29, 2018