Texas Woman Sentenced to 18 Months for Wire Fraud Scheme
Restitution Ordered for Thirty-Five Victims
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Krystal L. Moreno, 31, of San Antonio, Texas, was sentenced today to serve eighteen (18) months in prison for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Special Agent in Charge Vadim D. Thomas, Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach. Her prison term will be followed by three (3) years of supervised release. United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also ordered Moreno to pay $213,948.09 in restitution to the thirty-five victims of her crime.
Monroe pled guilty to wire fraud on September 19, 2016 in connection with a scheme to defraud timeshare owners. As part of the fraud, Moreno received over $200,000 in wire transfers to bank accounts she opened in Texas. Victims of the scheme, including a resident of Clinton, New York, wired money believing that their timeshares would be sold when, in fact, no buyers existed.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carina H. Schoenberger and Robert S. Levine.