4/4/17 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Yesterday, ROBERT JORDAN CHILES, 32, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 30 months in federal prison for buying over $41,000 of postage stamps with checks backed by insufficient funds, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Chiles was charged by Information and pled guilty on October 19, 2016. Chiles admitted that in February and March 2016, he purchased $41,013.79 in United States postage stamps from various post offices in Oklahoma City. He admitted that he used checks drawn on bank accounts at USAA Federal Savings Bank, MidFirst Bank, and First United Bank and that he knew there were insufficient funds in those bank accounts to support the checks he wrote.
Chiles was ordered to pay restitution of $21,431.79 to the United States Post Office, $6,800.00 to MidFirst Bank, and $484.48 to First United Bank. Chiles was also ordered to forfeit 40,000 postage stamps that were found in his possession.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Maxfield Green.