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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jamestown Woman Sentenced On Fraud Charge

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, 37, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of access device fraud, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $28,508.44. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Grisanti, who handled 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 sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service under the direction of Inspector in Charge Shelly Binkowski.

Updated September 26, 2016