Marysville man gets two years in prison for aggravated identity theft

December 11, 2017

A Marysville man found with mail and personal information for more than 40 victims was sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft.

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Earnest Marshall Badman on Dec. 8.

Badman, 31, was arrested Feb. 9, 2016, after he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle through Colusa County before it ended in the backyard of a home in Arbuckle.

Badman, who attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended, had burglary tools, more than 15 different credit cards for fraudulent use, and mail and personal information for more than 40 victims, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Badman executed a scheme in January and February of 2016 to defraud banks by using credit cards, checks and identification documents that he acquired during burglaries and by stealing mail, according to court documents.

“Postal Inspectors worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners in law enforcement to arrest and prosecute those individuals responsible for thefts of mail and identity theft crimes committed against the public,” said Rafael Nunez, inspector in charge for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s San Francisco Division, in a press release.

Assisting the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with the investigation were the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the Yuba County Probation Department.