Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced KAYODE FADAMORO, formerly of Raleigh, NC, to 30 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $35,466.93 in restitution to the defrauded credit issuers.
fadamoro was named in an eight-count Superseding Indictment on February 6, 2019, charging him with conspiracy to commit access device fraud; using unauthorized access devices; and, multiple counts of misuse of a social security number. On June 4, 2019, FADAMORO pled guilty to the conspiracy to commit, pursuant to a plea agreement.
As set forth in the charging document, FADAMORO conspired with others to obtain credit with the use of synthetic identities. FADAMORO’s name and actual date of birth were combined with a social security number not issued to him by the Social Security Administration in order to create a new credit profile, commonly referred to as a CPN. To enhance a CPNs’ credit worthiness, these new profiles are added to other individuals’ credit accounts with positive credit history.
In 2015 and 2016, two CPNs in FADAMORO’s name were used to obtain credit and purchase merchandise in various retail stores, in Raleigh, NC. On July 27, 2016, he was arrested by the Fuquay-Varina Police Department when he attempted to purchase approximately $8,723 in commercial grade equipment. He had submitted an online John Deere credit application using a CPN. According to the Superseding Indictment, persons utilizing CPNs, make purchases with no intention of paying the lenders or issuers for the items and services obtained.
The Fuquay-Varina and Raleigh Police Departments partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Social Security Administration to conduct the investigation in this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Susan Menzer represented the government.