Brewer Woman Sentenced to 2 ½ Years for Wire Fraud, Making False Statements to a Lending Business & Making Straw Purchase
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Alejandro Caal, 46, of Tampa, Florida; Adrian Teruel, 26, of Orlando, Florida; and Olga Valido, 52, of Kissimmee, Florida, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen for access device fraud and conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Caal was sentenced to 10 months in prison, Teruel was sentenced to 1 year, and Valido was sentenced to nine months. The defendants were also ordered to serve three years of supervised release upon their release from prison. The defendants pleaded guilty on January 3.
Court records show that between October 2016 and March 2017, the defendants used stolen credit and debit card numbers belonging to Maine residents to fraudulently purchase merchandise and gift cards at Maine stores.
A fourth defendant, Zulairam Ramos, pleaded guilty on January 3 and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 4.
The case was investigated by the Falmouth, Augusta, Scarborough, South Portland and Winthrop Police Departments, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Secret Service
Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257