A federal jury has convicted a man who stole mail and set up fake identities. Reports indicate that Hassan Ali Pejouhesh was convicted by a federal jury of bank fraud, possession of stolen mail and aggravated identity theft.
Authorities say that 63-year-old Pejouhesh has been in custody since 2010. Fake credit cards, stolen mail and money in his apartment in Texas were found by investigators. Several witnesses testified about stolen mail as well as bogus credit and bank accounts opened using their names. The false identification and mail theft was traced to Pejouhesh. Additional reports indicate that 500 people were affected by Pejouhesh’s scheme. His sentencing date has been reportedly set for July 5. Pejouhesh faces up to 30 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines.