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Final two defendants, a mother and daughter, were sentenced to prison for their involvement in elder fraud scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – Five people, to include a mother and her daughter, were sentenced to federal prison for their involvement in a South Florida elder fraud scheme.

Aisladys Diaz, 45, of Miami, Florida was a private duty health aide who worked with a home health aide agency. The agency provided home health aides to residents at senior communities in Miami-Dade County. From May to June 2020, Aisladys Diaz stole the personal identifiable information of two elderly residents under her care. Aisladys Diaz then shared the information with her daughter, Ailensy Buron Diaz, 29, also of Miami, Berto Omar Rodriguez Fonseca, a finance manager at a car dealership in Miami Lakes, and husband and wife Yandys Diaz, 30, and Yainelis Perez Diaz, 34, both of Hialeah, who used the information to purchase numerous new and used vehicles at car dealerships, at a cost totaling over $500,000, and apply for credit cards, an Economic Disaster Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

A jury previously convicted Aisladys Diaz and Ailensy Buron Diaz of conspiracy to commit access device fraud, use of an unauthorized access device, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. On May 3, Aisladys Diaz and Ailensy Buron Diaz were sentenced to 52 months and 48 months in prison, respectively, to be followed by three years of supervised release. A restitution hearing is scheduled for August 1.

Rodriguez Fonseca previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Yainelis Perez Diaz and Yandys Diaz each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. On Dec. 20, 2023, Yainelis Perez Diaz, Yandys Diaz, and Rodriguez Fonseca were sentenced to 30 months, 36 months, and 40 months in prison, respectively, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of the FBI, Miami Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Scott H. Moffit of the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Cybercrime Investigations Division, made the announcement.

FBI Miami and TIGTA’s Cybercrime Investigations Division investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Moore prosecuted the case.

If you or someone you know is age 60 or older and has experienced financial fraud, experienced professionals are standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline: 1-833-FRAUD-11 (1-833-372-8311). This Justice Department hotline, managed by the Office for Victims of Crime, can provide personalized support to callers by assessing the needs of the victim and identifying relevant next steps. Case managers will identify appropriate reporting agencies, provide information to callers to assist them in reporting, connect callers directly with appropriate agencies, and provide resources and referrals, on a case-by-case basis. Reporting is the first step. Reporting can help authorities identify those who commit fraud and reporting certain financial losses due to fraud as soon as possible can increase the likelihood of recovering losses. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. English, Spanish, and other languages are available. The Federal Trade Commission also provides a hotline at 877-FTC-HELP and a website at to receive consumer complaints.

More information about the Department’s efforts to help American seniors is available at its Elder Justice Initiative webpage. For more information about the Consumer Protection Branch and its enforcement efforts, visit The Justice Department provides information about a variety of resources relating to elder fraud victimization through its Office for Victims of Crime, which are available at

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at under case number 22-cr-20354.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated May 21, 2024

Elder Justice