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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Florida man admits to defrauding bank customers

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Roger Ernesto Ballester Caser, of Hialeah, Florida, has admitted to using others’ bank information and personal identification numbers to make purchases, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Caser, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Access Device Fraud – Use of Unauthorized Access Device.” Caser admitted to using Main Street Bank of Wheeling’s customer banking information and PINs to make purchases totaling at least $1,000 in Ohio and Marshall Counties in March 2018.

The government is also seeking a money judgement of at least $13,600.

Caser is facing up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, the Wheeling Police Department, and the Moundsville Police Department investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated February 13, 2019