Three Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy
April 11, 2014
Orlando, Florida – Chief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway yesterday sentenced Andre Aldain Flemming (23, Brooklyn, NY), Jim Lee Jean (21, Margate), and Harry Cancel-Velez (24, Kissimmee) for their roles in an access device fraud conspiracy. Flemming was sentenced to 4 years’ imprisonment, Jean was sentenced to a term of 2 years in prison and Cancel-Velez was sentenced to 1 year in prison. All three individuals pleaded guilty between December 2013 and January 2014.
According to court documents and evidence presented at the sentencing hearing, Flemming, Jean, and Cancel-Velez participated in a conspiracy that involved the production of counterfeit credit or debit cards using account numbers belonging to other individuals, which were obtained online. Flemming acted as the leader of the conspiracy and produced the counterfeit cards using compromised account numbers. Once Flemming produced the counterfeit cards, he provided them to Jean, Cancel-Velez, and other co-conspirators. The individuals then used the cards to make fraudulent purchases at retail stores. The co-conspirators provided the fraudulently purchased merchandise to Flemming. Flemming then paid them a fee and then sold the merchandise on the street for a profit.
On April 3, 2014, three other indicted co-conspirators, Nicholas Aaron Brown, Donald Napoleon, and Renington Javier Noa were also sentenced to federal prison as part of this investigation. Brown and Napoleon were both sentenced to 2 years in federal prison. Noa was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, with assistance from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew C. Searle.