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Pacifica Man Faces Jail Time for Mail-Theft Scam

Marlo Lacsamana collaborated with a U.S. Postal Service worker to steal credit cards and identity information.

A Pacifica man who collaborated with two friends, including a U.S. Postal Service worker from San Bruno, to steal credit cards and identity information through the mail, has pleaded no contest to several felony charges.

Marlo Lacsamana, 41, faces more than three years in the San Mateo County jail for using gift cards and credit card information that postal worker Romeo Natan, 38, stole from Peninsula residents' mail.

Lacsamana and another man, 31-year-old Joel Lugtu, used the stolen credit cards and gift cards at Target and other stores at Serramonte Center in Daly City throughout the month of November, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. The fraudulent purchases were made from Nov. 3-20, and included some online purchases as well.

Lacsamanna was caught using a credit card and implicated Natan as the source. Natan himself used the stolen credit cards and was caught on video in two separate occasions at Target in Colma.

The Daly City Police Department obtained a search warrant for Natan’s San Bruno apartment and found bags of undelivered mailing, including more than 2,000 pieces of mail in his storage closet and more than 1,000 pieces of mail in the trunk of his car, according to Wagstaffe.

Natan pleaded no contest in January to identity theft, commercial burglary and credit card fraud, and could be sentenced to more than four years in jail.

Lacsamana pleaded no contest Friday to felony commercial burglary, identity theft and possession of stolen property.

He is expected to be sentenced to three years and four months in jail, and is being held on $150,000 bail, according to the District Attorney.

Lugtu, who pleaded no contest to two felonies, faces less than a year.

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CQ March 12, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Is this why our expected mail doesn't get delivered to homes in Pacifica?
Angelina P March 12, 2013 at 09:09 PM
I can't believe people do things like this.
Day-Oh March 13, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Sadly, he's not going to do ENOUGH time in jail. Three and a half years is too little for ruining people's names, reputations and credit ratings. Scumbags!
Angelina Patane March 19, 2013 at 09:10 PM
I do not like it when people steal....

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