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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 11, 2014

California Woman Sentenced To Prison For Credit Card Scheme

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jocelyn Wilson, age 22, formerly of Carmichael, California, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to serve 33 months in prison on the charges of access device fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Wilson along with co-defendant Francis Nevarez used a stolen credit card and a fraudulent Texas driver’s license to obtain cash advances, goods and services from financial institutions and businesses throughout Pennsylvania in 2013.

Nevarez was sentenced by Judge Mariani on November 21, 2014 to serve 36 months imprisonment and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $206,296.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

Updated April 15, 2015