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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Syracuse Woman Sentenced to 51 Months for Credit Card Cloning Scheme

Taylor Boyd-White Used Stolen Credit Card Numbers for Two Years

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Taylor Boyd-White, age 27, of Syracuse, was sentenced yesterday to 51 months incarceration, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for charges relating to her role in a years-long credit card cloning operation, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Janelle M. Miller, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Chief Frank Fowler, Syracuse Police Department. Boyd-White was also ordered to forfeit $5,000.00 of illegal proceeds from the scheme. 

As part of her guilty plea to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, Boyd-White admitted her involvement in the scheme, which included the purchase of stolen credit card numbers belonging to hundreds of different victims. Many of the stolen credit card accounts were purchased from computer hackers located overseas.  Boyd-White further admitted that she and her co-conspirators used the cloned credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars in merchandise and prepaid gift cards. Members of the conspiracy later used these to purchase United States Postal Service money orders, which they converted to cash.  Boyd-White’s criminal conduct spanned from 2014 through 2016 and took place in Syracuse, as well as the state of Georgia.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Syracuse Police Department – Gang Violence Task Force, the New York State Police, and the Town of Dewitt Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated May 22, 2018