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Second Florida Resident Sentenced for Using Fake Credit Cards at Western PA Stores

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of the state of Florida has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, two months of which shall be served at a Community Corrections Center and four months of which shall be served on home detention, restitution in the amount of $14,992.96, jointly and severally with her co-defendant, Gean Carlos Del Valle-Barquin, on her conviction of conspiracy, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Jeisy Camejo-Escandell, 31, of Miami, FL.

According to the information presented to the court, Camejo-Escandell and her conspirator Gean Carlos Del Valle-Barquin arrived in Pittsburgh on June 25, 2015 for the purpose of using counterfeit credit cards to make purchases of merchandise at the outlet stores in Washington and Grove City on June 26, 2015.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song commended the Inspectors from the United States Postal Inspection Service along with agents from Homeland Security who, as part of the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF), conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Camejo-Escandell. The WPFCTF was established as a collaborative, multi-agency effort to effectively combat financial crimes, including identity fraud, in Western Pennsylvania. Partnering in this effort are the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Updated November 16, 2017