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Colchester Man Admits Defrauding Technology Company

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MYRON WARE, 49, of Colchester, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to defrauding a computer technology company.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between 2017 and 2020, Ware identified companies and organizations that previously had purchased computer parts and components from a Texas-based computer technology company.  On approximately 30 occasions, Ware contacted the victim company and falsely represented himself to be speaking on behalf of a customer he had identified.  Ware typically reported that a previously delivered part or component was not functional and requested a replacement.  After the victim company shipped a replacement item to an address Ware had provided, and which was in the vicinity of the customer he was posing as, he traveled to the address to receive delivery of the package.  Ware sold most of the parts and components he received to others and kept some for his own use.

Ware stole tens of thousands of dollars in products from the victim company through this scheme.

Ware pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  He is released on bond pending sentencing, which is not scheduled.

This investigation has been conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Secret Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine E. Boyles.

Updated March 10, 2023

Financial Fraud