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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Cashing Counterfeit And Altered Checks At Local Banks And Credit Union

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Nilo Arnaldo Pena Delgado, 32, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of bank fraud, was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who handled the case, stated that on March 19, 2019, the defendant cashed four counterfeit or altered checks totaling $30,680.89 drawn on the accounts of four different victims at financial institutions in the Western New York area. 

The plea and sentencing are the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Joseph W. Cronin, with assistance from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff William A. Sheron, Jr., and the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief James P. Stauffiger.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated February 12, 2020