Priest River man sentenced for identity theft - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Priest River man sentenced for identity theft

PRIEST RIVER, Idaho. - Jimmie W. Goodson, 37, of Priest River, Idaho, was sentenced on Monday to 40 months in federal prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, the United States Attorney's Office announced.

 U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Goodson to serve three years supervised release following his prison term, and required him to pay $6,572 to the victims of his crime.

Goodson entered a guilty plea in December 2009. During his plea, Goodson admitted to stealing checks out of a number of mailboxes in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

 He then forged the checks and passed them at a number of North Idaho businesses and banks. "I am grateful for the hard work put in by the U.S. Postal Inspectors who investigated this case," said U.S. Attorney Tom Moss.

 "Identity theft is a crime that goes far beyond the loss of money or property. It is a personal invasion which can rob innocent people of their good names."

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