Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Hoffman, 41, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of wire fraud, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that between June 2008 and September 2008, the defendant operated an auto dealership. Hoffman applied for financing from an automotive financing company, Dealer Services Corporation (DSC) for an inventory of vehicles. After receiving the financing, the defendant then applied for an obtained financing for the exact same vehicles already financed by DSC from another financing company, Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC).
Hoffman received over $166,000 in duplicate financing based on the fraudulent scheme for approximately 13 vehicles.The sentencing was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.