Sacto 9-1-1
March 29, 2012
Sacramento man draws prison sentence for counterfeiting

A Sacramento man is headed to prison for of making counterfeit checks.

U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. today sentenced Oliver A. Chapman III, 44, to four years and five months in prison for making and possessing counterfeit, forged securities.

According to court documents, law enforcement agents found Chapman in a Rancho Cordova motel room where he was using a laptop computer and stolen financial information to create fraudulent checks. Agents found $123,857.89 in completed checks that were counterfeit, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

The case resulted from an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

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