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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Palm Beach County Resident Sentenced to Prison Term for Defrauding Victim Out of Approximately a Half of a Million Dollars

WEST PALM BEACH – United States District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg sentenced Scott Woolley, 59, of Delray Beach, Florida, to five months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for scheming to defraud the owner of a skin care product company out of about half a million dollars. 

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Brian Swain, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office, made the announcement. 

On December 3, 2020, Woolley pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud. According to court records, the victim was the majority owner of Aubio Life, LLC, Aubio Life Sciences, LLC (Aubio Life), a skin care products company. The victim appointed Woolley as the CEO of Aubio Life, with a salary of $13,000 per month. In 2017, without the victim’s consent, Woolley transferred about $500,000 from Aubio Life bank accounts to bank accounts that Woolley controlled. The bank accounts that Woolley controlled were located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Woolley used the money to make a down payment on a house in Delray Beach, Florida. 

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the USSS and the Delray Beach Police Department in this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Lothrop Morris prosecuted this case.  

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated February 13, 2020