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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 2, 2017

New York Men Sentenced For Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Malik Delima, 26, and Shaun Wray, 26, both of Brooklyn, New York, were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal for conspiring to manufacture and use fraudulent credit cards.  Delima was sentenced to 75 months in prison; Wray was sentenced to 20 months in prison.  Both were sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $28,483 in restitution. Both pled guilty in July 2016.
 
According to court records, in March 2015, Delima and Wray were part of a group that came to Maine from New York to commit credit card fraud.  They purchased equipment used to manufacture fraudulent credit cards, purchased stolen credit card account numbers from a source in Ukraine, manufactured fraudulent credit cards and used them at retailers in Maine and elsewhere. The conspiracy involved over 1,100 stolen credit card accounts.

On March 24, 2015, law enforcement personnel executed a federal search warrant at an apartment in Auburn, Maine and seized over 100 fraudulent credit cards, numerous blank gift cards that were in the process of being made into fraudulent credit cards, and the equipment used to manufacture fraudulent credit cards.  At the time of the search, Delima, Wray and other conspirators were inside the apartment. 

This joint investigation was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Auburn Police Department, with valuable assistance provided by Maine State Police Crime Laboratory.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Updated February 7, 2017