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Three Cedar Rapids men sentenced for stealing from mailboxes, identity theft

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Three eastern Iowa men will serve time in federal prison after being found guilty of stealing from mailboxes throughout Cedar Rapids, and then counterfeiting money and stealing identities.

Joshua Chalk, Darrell Turner and Kevin Kappmeyer have now all been sentenced to prison time. Authorities say they stole from dozens of mailboxes, and then altered names on checks in order to fraudulently cash them. All three are from Cedar Rapids.

Chalk, 31, was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison, along with a three-year term of supervised release and will also have to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to his victims. He pleaded guilty in July of last year, and said in court that he manufactured a $100 bill in order to buy pizza, on top of other admissions.

Turner, 50, was sentenced in October 2017 to 38 months in prison, three years of supervised release and will pay back more than $7,000 in restitution.

Kappmeyer, 51, was sentenced earlier this month to pay more than $2,500 in restitution and to also serve 40 months in federal prison, with a three-year term of supervised release to follow.

United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade sentenced all three men in Cedar Rapids, and increased the sentences of Turner and Kappmeyer because of "horrible" criminal histories, according to the judge. A court release says Turner has several convictions for theft and forgery dating back to 1985, while Kappmeyer's criminal activity began in 1981 when he was 14 years old.

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