A Kouts man was recently sentenced for mail fraud by a South Bend judge. United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio sentenced 42 year old for three counts of mail fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Thomas was sentenced to 90 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release.  Thomas was charged in 2018 with four counts of mail fraud for his role in a scheme to defraud insurance companies by arson fires. On September 28, 2018, a jury found him guilty of all counts. Yesterday, the Court also ordered him to pay restitution to State Farm Insurance Company in the amount of $426,227.31 and Foremost Insurance Company in the amount of $115,522.27.