Man pleads guilty to stealing checks from people’s mailboxes

A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal mail from Fairfield County homes in order to obtain blank checks.

Dayquan Jackson, 26, also known as “Quan” and “DaeDae,” pleaded guilty in federal court on Oct. 30 to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud in connection to the stolen check scheme. 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 in early 2014 in order to obtain either blank checks or credit card “convenience checks.”

Jackson and others allegedly 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’s Office for Connecticut. Jackson and others then allegedly withdrew the funds from the accounts.

Faces up to 30 years in jail

Jackson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years and a fine of up to $1 million. His sentencing has been scheduled for March 5.

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 assistance from the Connecticut Financial Fraud Task Force and the Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich and Wilton police departments, as well as law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Silverman and Special Asst. U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.