BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced late yesterday for his role in a wire fraud and identity theft scheme.
Jean Exume, 32, of Dorchester, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 70 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. On August 5, 2013, Exume was convicted of 22 counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft following a six-day jury trial.
From December 2009 through October 2011, Exume was an active participant in a scheme in which he used fraudulently obtained Bank of America bank cards that belonged to Bank of America customers primarily living in the Greater Boston area to purchase postal money orders. Exume often utilized fraudulent Florida driver’s licenses in the names of several of these customers in connection with the purchases. In addition, Exume used the Bank of America cards to withdraw funds directly from the customers’ accounts. The overall loss associated with Exume’s scheme was over $500,000.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vassili Thomadakis of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit and Amy Harman Burkart of Ortiz’s Cybercrime Unit.