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Delhi man sentenced to federal prison for mail fraud, scheme to steal nearly 400K

Posted at 7:06 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 20:06:19-04

A Louisiana man was sentenced on October 2 to serve 41 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for mail fraud.

Ronald W. Reeves, 68, of Delhi, was sentenced for mail fraud for his role in a scheme to steal nearly $400,000. Judge Terry A. Doughty also ordered Reeves to pay $86,239.16 in restitution, representing losses to several victims, including the Internal Revenue Service.

According to the plea, Reeves partnered with others from April 2014 to April 2017 to fraudulently divert mail from the intended recipients to himself in order to obtain checks, credit cards, and identifying information of the victims.

Through this process, Reeves maintained multiple bank accounts that he and others used to deposit money that belonged to the victims. These funds included checks made payable to other people and fraudulently obtained tax refund deposit checks from the U.S. Treasury, totaling more than $247,888.

Reeves and the others attempted to steal a total of $397,409 during the course of the scheme.

The IRS and U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation.