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Bakersfield man charged with mail theft, unlawful possession

Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 20:20:48-04

Jason Leroy Geiser, 36, of Bakersfield was charged with conspiracy to possess stolen U.S mail and to unlawfully possess 15 or more unauthorized credit and debit cards and other related charges.

The federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment.

According to court documents, Geiser conspired with others to steal mail and to use information obtained from the mail for their own monetary benefit between October 1, 2016 and March 2, 2017.

If convicted, Geiser faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Read the full federal complaint against Jason Geiser here.