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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Friday, May 16, 2014

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud


     BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Avery Gill, 56, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, to bank fraud. The charge carries a mandatory 30 years sentence, a fine of $1,000,000 and a term of supervised release of five years.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that between September 2012 through March 2013, Gill and co-defendants Calvina Myles and David Johnson devised a scheme to defraud Capital One Bank. The defendants used the names and personal identification information of two individuals to apply for two Capital One credit cards in those names. The defendants then purchased merchandise and gift cards from retail stores using the credit cards. Gill also made ATM withdrawals using the credit card. As a result of this conduct, Capital One suffered a loss of $29,429.16. involving two fraudulently issued credit cards.

The plea was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division currently under the direction of Acting Inspector in Charge, Shelly A. Binkowski.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 28, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.



Updated November 24, 2014