Glen Burnie Man Sentenced in Million Dollar Credit Card Scheme

May 8, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Leland Glaze, age 33, of Glen Burnie, Maryland today to 65 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from a scheme in which he and his conspirators fraudulently obtained over $1.15 million in credit and goods and services, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Motz also ordered that Glaze pay restitution of $260,474.69.

According to his plea, from March 2004 to January 2006, Glaze and co-defendants Michael Paul, Stanley Pope and others used fraudulent credit card accounts, which had been opened using stolen identity information, to obtain cash and purchase goods and services. Glaze allowed co-conspirators to use his computer at his residence to order merchandise online using the fraudulent credit cards and the victim identities. He also helped his co-conspirators to conduct these transactions, place orders and receive mail and merchandise associated with the fraudulent scheme.

As a result of the scheme, Glaze and his co-conspirators fraudulently obtained extensions of credit in excess of $1,115,000, and obtained goods and services valued at over $260,000.

Michael Wayne Paul, age 22, of Baltimore and Columbia, Maryland; and Jennifer Carol Garnsey, age 37, of Glen Burnie, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft and were sentenced on April 24, 2009 to 61 months and 65 months in prison, respectively. Stanley Pope, age 41, of Baltimore and Tymetria Queen, age 25, of Glen Burnie, pleaded guilty to their participation in the scheme. Pope is scheduled to be sentenced on May 21, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. and no date has been scheduled yet for Queen’s sentencing.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Tamera L. Fine, who prosecuted the case.



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