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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Man Charged With Fraudulent Use Of Credit Cards And Documents

A federal Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment charging Sergei Davidoff, aka Sergiu Davidov, aka Sammy Davidoff, aka Sergio Da Vido, 53, with fraudulent use of credit cards and identification documents, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that Davidoff fraudulently used credit cards to purchase merchandise and services valued over $1,000.  It further alleges that the defendant acquired and produced counterfeit identification cards as part of his scheme.

Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Cronin is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the Medina Police Department.

If convicted, the Court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum.  In most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 12, 2015