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Man sentenced in mail fraud case

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Friday, September 08, 2017 08:11 am

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to serve 22 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Dean Zimmerman, 48, was sentenced to the 22-month term Thursday in U.S. District Court. He also will have one year of supervised release once his term is completed.

He was ordered to pay victims United Technologies Electronic Controls Inc. and PayPal Inc. a total of $346, 753.33, and a $1 million money judgment also was entered in the case. A total of 103 items, including money and property, were ordered forfeited.

According to court documents, Zimmerman conspired Jan. 1, 2014 through May 17, 2016 with his wife, Linda, to devise a scheme to obtain money through fraud by stealing property from his employer and then selling the stolen property on eBay and utilizing the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the stolen merchandise to unwitting buyers. 

Linda Zimmerman has plead guilty to the same charge and is awaiting sentencing.

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