NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Bridgeport man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for running a mail-theft ring that raided mailboxes around Fairfield County for checks and credit cards.

Dayquan Jackson was sentenced Monday in New Haven federal court to four years and seven months in prison.

Authorities say he and others used the stolen checks to purchase cars, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles listed for sale on the Internet. The losses to financial institutions and individual victims amounted to more than $170,000.

Jackson was arrested in August and he pleaded guilty in October to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud.

Police in Greenwich, Fairfield, Wilton and Bridgeport aided federal authorities in the investigation.

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