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Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Alicia Wilson, 36, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty to access device fraud before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that Wilson, an in-home health care aid, applied for credit cards in the names of the elderly couple she cared for. The defendant used the credit cards online and at local retail establishments in Jamestown and Erie, Pennsylvania, and withdrew cash from local banks. Losses suffered by Bank of America, Capital One and Citizen’s Bank totaled more than $25,000. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service under the direction of Inspector in Charge Shelly Binkowski.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 27, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated March 22, 2016