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A fraud scheme that took place across Michigan ends with sentencing

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 12:52:23-04

LANSING, Mich. — The leader of a multi-state fraud ring has been sentenced to 57 months in Federal Prison.

Travis Keion Rolle, 29, from Miami, was behind a ring of credit card thefts that were stolen from the mail and used throughout Michigan.

He was responsible for over $300,000 in losses at three federally-funded banks, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

In addition to his sentencing, he has been ordered to pay $314,113.60 in restitution to the three financial institutions that suffered the losses.

Rolle was charged along with six others in the fall of 2018.

A federal grand jury charged them in an 18-count indictment alleging a conspiracy to commit fraud and aggravated identity theft, and substantive counts of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleged that the crimes occurred between March 2018 and July 17, 2018, in the Michigan counties of Kent, Kalamazoo, Eaton, Calhoun, Berrien, and elsewhere.

All of the defendants pleased guilty to conspiracy, which was described as unlawfully agreeing with each other to steal and use, and in fact used, numerous unauthorized access devices—credit cards assigned to other persons—to purchase retail products and stored value cards (also known as “gift cards”).

They have all been convicted and sentenced.

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