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Wichita Man Sentenced to 78 Months In Federal Mail Theft, Firearm Case

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A Wichita man was sentenced to 78 months in a federal prison in a case of federal mail theft.

In a press release, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said that Justin D. Anderson had pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft, one count of bank fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Anderson, 27, admitted that he and another person removed mail addressed to Geico Insurance from a U.S. Postal service mail receptacle in Wichita in October 2013.

Following the theft, Anderson cashed an altered check, with his name in the payee line, at the Credit Union of America in Wichita.

The check originally was written in the amount of $800 and made payable to Dewen Loan Servicing.

In addition to the theft, he admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol while he was on probation.

Grissom also commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, the Wichita Police Department, the Derby Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett for their work on the case.