Sacto 9-1-1
February 13, 2012
Roseville man sentenced to prison for bank fraud, mail theft

A Roseville man is headed to prison for bank fraud and mail theft.

U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb today sentenced Darryl M. Everett, 47, to three-and-a-half years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release for multiple counts of bank fraud, mail theft and conspiracy to commit such offenses, according to a federal Department of Justice news release. Everett also was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution to his victims.

According to court documents, Everett stole U.S. mail on multiple occasions from the customer lobbies of the Discovery, Town and Country, and Strong Ranch post offices. He altered stolen financial instruments found in the stolen mail, and organized other people to cash the altered checks and money orders at financial institutions in Sacramento County. More than four banks and 20 postal customers were victimized, according to the news release.

Officials said the investigation is continuing. Others charged in the scheme:

• Dantwoine Bishop, 35, of Sacramento, was sentenced on Jan. 23 to six months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, for his conviction on a single count of misdemeanor bank larceny. He also was ordered to pay restitution.

• Stanticha T. Middleton, 22, of Sacramento, was sentenced Jan. 23 for her conviction on two counts of misdemeanor bank larceny. She was given one year probation and ordered to pay restitution.

• Steven B. Ethridge, 28, of Sacramento pleaded guilty on Dec. 5, 2011 to a single count of misdemeanor bank larceny. He is to be sentenced Feb. 27.

• Barbara A. Middleton, 46, of Sacramento pleaded guilty on Nov. 15, 2011 to a single count of misdemeanor bank larceny and is scheduled for sentencing April 9.

• Paul W. Merchant, 49, of Sacramento was charged by federal indictment with conspiracy, 13 counts of bank fraud and attempted bank fraud, and eight counts of possession of stolen U.S. mail. His next court appearance is scheduled March 10.

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