Associated Press - July 29, 2010 8:24 AM ET
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Hattiesburg man has been sentenced to 18 months on federal charges of possession of stolen mail containing checks totaling $23,000.
The Sun Herald reports that U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced 47-year-old James Clifford Plummer Jr. earlier this month.
The judge also ordered Plummer to repay Chase Bank $13,000, participate in a drug-treatment program and complete a program equivalent to a high school diploma.
Prosecutors say the stolen mail contained three Chase Bank convenience checks totaling $23,000. They say Plummer used 2 of the checks, which were stolen in Harrison County in 2007.
Prosecutors say Plummer lived on the coast at the time.
Federal marshals arrested Plummer in Hattiesburg in January.
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