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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, June 8, 2018

Florida Scammer Sent to Prison for Repeat Telemarketing Offense


Wesley Scott Aldred, 30, of Kissimmee, Florida, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for violating his supervised release on his prior telemarketing fraud conviction, Donald S. Boyce, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Aldred was previously sentenced in 2015 for participating in a timeshare resale fraud scam known as Premier Timeshare Solutions, which victimized timeshare owners all over the country, including southern Illinois. While he was on supervised release for that conviction, Aldred was caught engaging in a similar telemarketing fraud scam targeting timeshare owners.

On June 7, 2018, at the federal courthouse in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel revoked Aldred’s supervised release and ordered him to serve 21 months in federal prison, to be followed by an additional 39 months of supervised release. The sentence imposed by the court was the maximum term recommended by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the St. Louis Field Office of the Chicago Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Department of Agriculture. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ranley R. Killian and Scott A. Verseman.

Consumer Protection
Updated June 8, 2018