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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 26, 2015

Portland Woman Sentenced to 1½ Years for Mail and Wire Fraud

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Beth M. Rogers, 46, of Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 1½ years in prison and six years of supervised release for mail and wire fraud. She was also ordered to pay almost $209,000 in restitution. She pleaded guilty on March 17, 2015.

Court records show that Rogers operated TravelWise Cruises & Tours, a travel agency in Saco. Beginning in late 2011, Rogers began taking client money without making travel reservations for the clients who had provided the funds. She instead used the money to pay for the travel of other individuals who had booked travel through TravelWise. She misapplied money from more than 50 clients in this fashion until mid-2012, when her scheme was discovered.
     
The investigation was conducted by the Saco Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Updated December 18, 2015