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August 11, 2015

Connecticut Man is Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison for Engaging in Million-Dollar Fraud Involving More Than 30 Businesses in Eight States Along the Eastern Seaboard

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SHANE FUSCO was sentenced today by United States District Judge Cathy Seibel to 100 months in prison on bank fraud charges.

FUSCO previously plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of bank fraud.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “In scheme to steal upwards of a million dollars, Shane Fusco brazenly defrauded dozens of small businesses up and down the Eastern seaboard by using fraudulent bank and personal checks. We thank the FBI, the Secret Service, the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, the Connecticut State Police and our colleagues at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut for the work in this case.”

According to the Information previously filed in White Plains federal court and public information: For almost two years, FUSCO fraudulently created bank and personal checks in a scheme to obtain vehicle parts and jewelry, among other items, from 34 business and one individual. FUSCO was eventually caught using a fake check in an attempt to buy tires while driving a stolen truck that was hitched to a stolen trailer.

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Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding efforts of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, the FBI, the United States Secret Service Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, the Orange County Sherriff’s Office and the Connecticut State Police.

This case is being handled by the Office’s White Plains Division. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John P. Collins, Jr., is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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