Man sentenced on forgery charge

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

FAIRBANKS - An extensive mail theft ring broken up late last year has led to a five-year prison sentence for a North Pole man.

Anthony J. Cesani, 30, pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of second-degree forgery and was sentenced to five years in prison, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports. Cesani's sentence was part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, who dropped a number of other felony theft and fraud charges.

Authorities believe Cesani was part of a group of about 10 people who targeted mailboxes in the outlying areas of Fairbanks and stole checks and credit cards. Cesani had eight stolen credit cards when he was arrested and told authorities he used methamphetamines as trade to obtain other people's mail and a shotgun.

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