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Chico man sentenced to over 3 years in prison for North State post office burglaries

A Chico man was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for burglaries of post offices in Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter, and Tehama counties, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Posted: Nov 10, 2020 5:56 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Chico man was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for burglaries of post offices in Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Sutter, and Tehama counties, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

On Aug. 4, Jeremy Elguez, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and admitted to burglarizing 10 U.S. Postal Service post offices, according to the news release.

Between Aug. 23, 2019, and March 1, 2020, Elguez burglarized the Butte City Post Office twice, the Glenn Post Office twice, the Vina Post Office, the Bangor Post Office, the Stirling City Post Office, the Meridian Post Office, the Artois Post Office, and the Cassel Post Office, according to court documents.

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Items reported stolen during these burglaries included mail, postal money orders, cameras, and a check for $80,000. On Aug. 1, 2019, Elguez also attempted to cash a $350,000 check stolen from the mail.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya B. Syed prosecuted the case.

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