Maryland Man Sentenced for Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Identity Theft
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Upper Marlboro, Maryland, man convicted of Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Identity Theft was sentenced on August 6, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Victor Sasay, a/k/a Victor Sesay, age 38, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and $60,399.47 in restitution along with his 2 other codefendants.
Sasay pleaded guilty to the charge on March 21, 2018. The charge related to Sasay and his codefendants using counterfeit access devices that had been manipulated to include credit card account numbers belonging to hundreds of victims across the Midwest. Sasay and his codefendants used the cards to acquire high dollar credit and gift cards from multiple stores in South Dakota and other locations across the Midwest. As a result of the theft scheme, local credit unions, as well as other FDIC insured banks across the Midwest, incurred approximately $60,000 in financial losses.
This case was investigated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the police departments in Rapid City, Spearfish, and Sturgis, South Dakota, and Wheatland, Douglas, Laramie, Gillette, and Casper, Wyoming. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.
Sasay was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Codefendant, Roy Conteh, pleaded guilty on March 21, 2018, and was sentenced to the same terms and conditions on March 22, 2018.