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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Friday, November 15, 2019

Maryland Man Sentenced to Prison for Credit Card Fraud Offenses

Bangor, Maine: A Takoma Park, Maryland man was sentenced today in federal court in Portland for his involvement in a conspiracy to use stolen credit card numbers, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., sentenced Bryan Boley, 33, to concurrent sentences of 22 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release on six access-device-fraud charges. He was also ordered to pay a $1000 fine. The amount of restitution he will be ordered to pay to victims will be determined at a later date. He pleaded guilty on May 16, 2019. 

According to court records, Boley conspired with others to use counterfeit credit cards at Maine stores. He bought the credit card numbers online. A search of his hotel room in January of this year 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; and a credit card reader/writer. At the time of his arrest, Boley 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.

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Woodcock remarked on Boley’s “wasted potential,” noting that he was gifted with natural intelligence and had educated parents, but had used his talents for criminality.

A co-defendant, Marcellin N’Din, pleaded guilty on July 10, 2019, to two access-device-fraud offenses. His sentencing is scheduled for November 22, 2019.

The United States Secret Service; the Maine State Police; and the Auburn, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth and Yarmouth police departments investigated the case.

Jeanne D. Semivan Special Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated November 15, 2019