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Rough and Ready Man Convicted of Mail Fraud

A federal jury has found a Rough and Ready man guilty of possession of stolen United States mail, unauthorized access devices with intent to defraud, and aggravated identity theft.  38 year-old Jasen Lynn Dushane was convicted yesterday in Sacramento. Assistant United States Attorney Jared Dolan prosecuted the case and says there were many victims, mostly in Nevada County.

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On June 5, 2011, at approximately 2:25 a.m., a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy observed a silver Lexus sedan at a Penn Valley gas station that had been reported stolen.  Following a vehicle chase, the driver got away , but the passenger, Manda Lynn Wentzloff, was found hiding in some brush. Wentzloff identified the driver as Dushane. Dushane was arrested later that day in Grass Valley while attempting to pick up a police scanner that he had ordered using a stolen credit card. Dolan says Wentzloff told officers that  she and Dushane had stolen a BMW vehicle during the course of their activities, and that it was parked outside her and Dushane’s motel room in Reno. *

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Dushane is scheduled to be sentenced  on November 21,  2013 and could receive a maximum sentence of17 years in prison. Wentzloff pleaded guilty to one count of possession of stolen mail. She is scheduled to be sentenced on September 12. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine.

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