FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MONDAY - September 12, 2011
CONWAY MAN RECEIVES FEDERAL SENTENCE FOR MAIL/BANK FRAUD
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on September 8, 2011, United State District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, sentenced BYRON JAVONNE DELOATCH, 42, of Conway, North Carolina to 30 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Criminal Indictment on April 21, 2010.On February 24, 2011, DELOATCH pled guilty to one count of mail fraud and two counts of bank fraud.
According to the investigation, in 2007 the Postal Inspection Service was contacted by a fraud investigator regarding the opening of fraudulent credit card accounts by DELOATCH. It was learned that between August, 2001, and May, 2007, 14 business credit card accounts had been opened and an additional 46 had attempted to be opened. The accounts had been opened using fictitious business names and addresses. DELOATCH applied for the cards either in person at a store, by mailing in the application, or by applying online. He would have the cards sent to his mother’s Post Office Box number in Conway, North Carolina. Once he received the cards, he began purchasing items. He would make payments on the credit cards by mailing checks, however, the checks were associated with accounts that were either closed, had insufficient funds, or were non-existent. In total, the loss to the financial institutions exceeded $243,000.00.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Felice McConnell Corpening served as prosecutor for the government.
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