Stockton man sentenced for bank fraud, aggravated ID theft, stealing mail

Sai Samone Soulyalangsy, 26, of San Joaquin County, was sentenced in federal court this week to 39 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and restitution of $39,471.03 for multiple felony bank fraud and identity theft charges.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Stockton Police Department.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez, who prosecuted the case, from January 2007 through June 2009, Soulyalangsy executed a scheme to steal money from financial institutions by means of impersonating others. As part of the scheme, Soulyalangsy stole mail from Lodi, Linden, Stockton, and Galt, and then used stolen identification and financial information from the mail and elsewhere, including names with matching Social Security Numbers, to pose as victims and to open and access bank accounts. Soulyalangsy possessed stolen mail of more than 10 victims and, in executing the bank fraud, check kiting, and identity theft schemes, posed as at least four different victims. Soulyalangsy attempted to steal over $40,000.

Soulyalangsy had been in custody since his arrest in late September 2009.

Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California

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