Bridgeport man pleads guilty to role in stolen check scheme
A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal mail from homes in Fairfield County, in order to obtain blank checks.
Dayquan Jackson, 26, also known as “Quan” and “DaeDae” pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud in connection to the stolen check scheme, according to Deirdre M. Daly the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Financial institutions and individual victims lost more than $120,000 as a result of this scheme.
According to court documents and statement made in court, Jackson and others stole mail from residences in Fairfield County throughout 2013 and 2014 in order to obtain either blank checks or credit card “convenience checks.” Jackson and others then reportedly used some of the stolen checks to purchase cars, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles listed for sale on the Internet from unsuspecting victims in surrounding states.
Some of the stolen checks also were provided to “runners” who deposited the checks into their bank accounts, according to the U.S. Attorney. Jackson and others then withdrew the funds from the accounts.
Judge Janet Bond Arterton scheduled sentencing for March 5 at which time Jackson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years and a fine of up to $1 million.
Jackson was arrested on March 7. He currently is released on bond to the custody of an inpatient residential drug treatment facility.
This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with substantial assistance from the Connecticut Financial Fraud Task Force and the Greenwich, Fairfield, Wilton and Bridgeport Police Departments, as well as law enforcement in New Hampshire. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Silverman and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.