A Denver man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in federal prison for breaking into post offices across the Front Range and stealing at least $ 15,000 in the process, according to an office statement from the US Attorney General of Colorado.
Cory A. Snyder, 35, was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of mail theft, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in May. After his conviction, he will be on probation for five years.
“For months, Snyder preyed on victims who relied on the services of the USPS to securely transport their private information,” said Matt Kirsch, acting US prosecutor. “This conviction is a victory for the citizens of Colorado, who can be confident that their mail is safe and secure.”
Snyder broke into 50 different post offices across Colorado between November 2018 and March 2019 and stole mail containing money. Subsequently, he opened numerous bank accounts using the names and identities of the intended recipients.
Postal inspectors said Snyder deposited between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000 into the fraudulent bank accounts, the statement said.
“When mail thieves are jailed, postal inspectors are fulfilling their mission to protect US mail, and the public knows they can trust the US Postal Service to securely deliver their important information,” said Ruth Mendonca , inspector in charge of the Denver division. the United States Postal Inspection Service.