Camden County, NJ woman receives 2-year sentence for conspiracy to commit wire fraud
A Camden County woman will spend two years in prison for committing wire fraud.
Yanira Medina-Roman, 37, of West Berlin, who previously pleaded guilty to one county of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of consumer electronics and then resold the goods as part of a delivery fraud scheme, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger who announced the sentence on Friday.
She was apart of a scheme that targeted a corporate victim in Maryland and a government agency and hauled in more than $250,000 worth of consumer electronics between July of 2018 and October of 2018.
Her address in Highlands was used as the delivery address for the stolen goods.
Medina-Roman sold the stolen consumer electronics for profit, to fence other stolen goods, or fence to third parties via a national classified ad website, under the direction of her conspirators and in return, she kept some of the sale proceeds for herself.
Her conspirators used a cyberattack involving the appropriation without a government agency authorization identity.
They allegeldy manipulated the employee’s government email address so they could place orders for consumer electronics and gift cards with the corporate victim in Maryland, who believed the emails were authentic because he knew the sender.
Instead, he was duped into delivering the consumer electronics to Medina-Roman’s residential address.
Medina-Roman will spend two-years in prison plus three years of supervised release and must pay restitution of $266,615 and forfeiture of $25,000.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric A. Boden of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Trenton.
Defense counsel: Brian Reilly Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Trenton.