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North Tonawanda Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Calvina Myles, 28, of North Tonawanda, who was convicted of bank fraud, was sentenced to 12 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution totaling $28,512.78 by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that between September 2012 and March 2013, Myles and co-defendant David Johnson used the names and personal identification information of two individuals to apply for two Capital One credit cards in those names. The defendants, and a third co-conspirator, Avery Gill, purchased merchandise and gift cards from retail stores using the credit cards. As a result of this conduct, Capital One suffered a loss of $29,429.16.

Avery Gill was sentenced to time served on October 14, 2014 and David Johnson will be sentenced on November 5, 2014.              

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, under the direction of Inspector in Charge, Shelly A. Binkowski.
Updated November 19, 2014