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District of Maine

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud Charges

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Sean Trim, 33, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, use of a counterfeit credit card, and possession of fifteen or more counterfeit credit cards.

Court records reveal that between November 2016 and February 2017, Trim conspired with Tishon Singh to commit credit card fraud.  On January 6, 2017, officers from the Windham Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a car occupied by Trim and Singh.  Inside the car, the officers found a black toiletry bag containing over 160 credit cards, many of which were counterfeit.  Subsequent investigation revealed that both men had used counterfeit credit cards to make purchases at a Hannaford Store in North Windham, Maine.  On February 16, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a residence in Stoughton, Massachusetts, that was occupied by Trim and Singh.  The police ultimately seized from the residence over 500 counterfeit credit cards, materials used for manufacturing counterfeit credit cards, nearly $7,000 in cash, and laptop computers and a thumb drive that contained credit card data.

Trim faces up to five years on the conspiracy count, and up to 10 years on each of the remaining counts.  He also faces a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.  Singh pleaded guilty on May 11, 2018 to using of a counterfeit credit card and possession of fifteen or more counterfeit credit cards and awaits sentencing.  

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Windham and Biddeford Police Departments, and the Stoughton, Massachusetts Police Department. 

 

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Julia M. Lipez Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated June 22, 2018