SACRAMENTO, CA - A man prosecutors say accessed more than $150,000 from victims by stealing their personal information and manipulating their financial accounts was sentenced to two years and 10 months in federal prison Tuesday.
Beau Babcock, 28, of Sacramento was charged with aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, bank fraud and access device fraud in connection with crimes he committed in May and June of 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. Using personal information he took from victims, he set up an online banking profile, transferred cash from victims' accounts and changed their accounts.
Babcock was also found to have redirected his victims' mail to his address and used their credit card information to buy items and services for himself.
There will be a hearing on Jan. 22, 2013 in Sacramento federal court to determine the restitution Babcock must pay as part of his sentence.
Upon his release from prison, Babcock will also be subject to five years probation.