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Florida Man Sentenced to 1½ Years for Credit Card Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

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

Bangor, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Roberto Lueje-Rodriguez, 30, of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 1½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was also ordered to pay $31,772 in restitution.

Court records show that in January 2016, the defendant and Ariel Perez-Calvo used debit and credit card account numbers belonging to Maine bank customers to make unauthorized purchases totaling over $30,000. They used the cards in Penobscot, Knox, Hancock, Piscataquis, Franklin, Somerset, Kennebec, and Androscoggin counties. The two men engaged in similar conduct in Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire in November 2015 when they used debit and credit card account numbers belonging to New Hampshire bank customers to make purchases totaling more than $1,000.

The name embossed on each fake card was “David Cuan,” which was not the name of any of the victims. Each fake card bore a unique account number and appeared to be an authentic debit or credit card and their magnetic strips were encoded with the true account numbers of the victim s.

On January 25, 2017, Perez-Calvo was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for his role in the offenses.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the Bangor, Brewer, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Ellsworth, Hampden, Lincoln, Millinocket, Newport, Pittsfield, Rockland, Saco, Waterville (Maine) and Londonderry (New Hampshire) Police Departments.


F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated September 7, 2017

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