Thursday, May 23, 2013
Fairbanks Man Sentenced for Identity, Mail Thefts
A Fairbanks man with a long list of Interior identity and mail theft victims was sentenced Wednesday at a hearing at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage to serve 3 3/4 years in jail.
FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man with a long list of Interior identity and mail theft victims was sentenced Wednesday at a hearing at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage to serve 3 3/4 years in jail.
Jeramy James Frericks, 35, must also pay $14,292.32 in restitution to the victims of his crimes. Under an agreement, he pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
In January 2008, Frericks was caught in with a series of 11 state ID cards for different people, all with his picture on them, according to the written plea agreement.
He admitted stealing one victim’s Permanent Fund dividend check as well as using checks stolen from mailboxes and identities of other victims to make purchases at Fairbanks businesses.
He was caught after a housekeeper at an Anchorage hotel noticed a handgun left behind in a room Frericks had been using. The hotel called police and would not give Frericks the gun back when he returned for it. Frericks is not authorized to carry a handgun because he was convicted of felony fraud in 2006.
He evaded Anchorage police in vehicle and foot chases, but was eventually found in a basement. Police found a a wallet with his real ID and the 11 forged IDs in the entry to the basement.
Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545.