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Orono Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Wire and Bank Fraud Conspiracies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jason Robinson, 30, of Orono, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 41months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for wire and bank fraud conspiracies.  He was also ordered to pay over $13,000 in restitution to victims.

According to court records, from about February 2014 to May 2015, Robinson conspired with others to steal merchandise from Walmart, Hannaford, and other stores in Maine, and sell it on eBay; to return stolen merchandise to Lowe’s and Home Depot in return for store credit; and to defraud federally insured financial institutions by depositing worthless checks and withdrawing the money before those checks bounced.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Maine State Police, the Bangor Police Department, and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated January 20, 2016

Financial Fraud