New York Man Sentenced on Credit Card Fraud Charges
Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that United
States District Court Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Kenny Deras, 25, of Bronx, New York, to 1 year
and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit
credit card fraud. The Court also ordered Deras to pay $101,610.29 in restitution. Deras pled guilty on
April 20, 2012. Deras’s co-conspirators, Shaheem Shaw and Mark Daniel, previously were sentenced to
7 months and 15 months imprisonment, respectively. Each also was sentenced to three years of
supervised release and ordered to pay $101,610.29 in restitution. The payment of the restitution was
ordered joint and several between all three defendants.
Court records reveal that in April 2011, Deras, Shaw, and Daniel traveled from New York to
Maine and New Hampshire on two occasions. They then drove to multiple Walmart stores in each state,
where they used counterfeit American Express cards to make purchases of gift cards and other
The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service.
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