Kansas Pair Sentenced for Selling Stolen Goods

October 24, 2012

Two Wichita, Kansas, men are going to federal prison for selling stolen goods on Craiglist.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 23-year-old Jordan Smith was sentenced Monday to 15 years. He pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of wire fraud.

His co-defendant, 21-year-old Thomas Griffin Jr., received a five-year sentence for aiding and abetting wire fraud.

Prosecutors said the pair admitted that Smith committed a series of burglaries from 2009 to 2011, stealing nearly $116,000 worth of items from 36 victims. The stolen property included jewelry, machinery, building supplies and other goods.

Smith listed the stolen property for sale on Craigslist, using Griffin’s telephone number as the contact for buyers. Griffin admitted he knew the items had been stolen.

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