A Greenville man was sentenced in federal court in Spartanburg Tuesday for mail theft and conspiring to pass counterfeit business checks.
Prosecutors say 24-year-old Jerry Edward Milliken was the leader of a mail theft and counterfeiting conspiracy that operated in the Upstate, stealing hundreds of pieces of mail and cashing dozens of counterfeit checks. The funds obtained from the passing of the bogus checks were used to purchase methamphetamine. Milliken and his cohorts broke into blue boxes in the Greenville area to obtain the mail. The used information obtained from the mail to make counterfeit checks which they passed to local merchants.
Milliken was sentenced to 81 months in prison and ordered to pay $36,000 in restitution.