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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Access Device Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Bryan Boley, 33, of Takoma Park, Maryland, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit access device fraud, using or attempting to use a counterfeit access device, possession of 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices, and possession of device-making equipment.

According to court records, from at least July 31, 2018, Bryan Boley conspired with others to use counterfeit credit cards at Maine retail outlets. He bought the credit card numbers online. A search of Boley’s hotel room in January led to the seizure of several dozen plastic cards, 47 of which had been fraudulently re-encoded, about 25 receipts showing purchases of gift cards and other items, as well as a credit card reader/writer, among other items. Boley was arrested after checking out of his hotel room in the early hours of January 23, 2019. He had an additional 19 cards on his person, 17 of which had been re-encoded with credit card numbers that did not belong to him.

Boley faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 on the conspiracy charge, up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the counterfeit access device charges, and up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the possession of device-making equipment charge.  He also faces up to three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service, the Maine State Police and the Auburn, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, and Yarmouth Police Departments.

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Contact: 
Jeanne D. Semivan Special Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated May 17, 2019