Wasilla Door to Door Meat Salesman Indicted for Stolen Mail, Firearms, Access Devices

image08-01-2015 09.27.35In an indictment handed down by a grand jury on Thursday, a door-to-door meat salesman in Southcentral Alaska was charged with being in possession of stolen firearms, being a felon in possession of firearms, possession of stolen mail, possession and use of access devices obtained from stolen mail, fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft.

The six-count indictment against Wasilla man, 36-year-old Timothy Wayne Taylor alleges that Taylor, between February 24th, 2015 through March 11th of that year, was found to be “in possession of 24 stolen firearms and also charges Taylor with being a felon in possession of firearms,” according to the Department of Justice. Also, “From May 2014 until March 11, 2015, Taylor was in possession of approximately 1600 pieces of stolen mail addressed to approximately 800 individuals and businesses from the Wasilla, Palmer, Houston, and Chugiak, Alaska, areas,” the indictment continued.

When arrested, Taylor, who worked selling meats from Natural Express, formerly known as Harding Ranch Meats Inc, would be found to have debit and credit cards, credit card checks, pin numbers and other access devices in his possession. Investigators would determine that Taylor had negotiated stolen credit card checks and stolen bank checks from stolen mail at a local business and had obtained more than $6,000 in doing so.

“Postal Inspectors worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Alaska State Troopers,”
said Seattle Division Inspector in Charge Anthony Galetti of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “We take mail theft and subsequent use of stolen mail to commit identity theft very seriously and will continue to vigorously protect the U.S. Mail.”

The indictment was a result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Alaska State Troopers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]