A Camden County woman was sentenced today to 2 years in prison for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars of consumer electronics before reselling the stolen goods in connection with a delivery fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Yanira Medina-Roman, 37, of West Berlin, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging her with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From July 2018 through October 2018, Medina-Roman and others carried out a delivery fraud scheme targeting a corporate victim and government agency that resulted in the theft of more than $250,000 of consumer electronics.
Medina-Roman and her conspirators used Medina-Roman’s residence – then in Highlands, New Jersey – as the delivery address for the stolen goods.
Under the direction of her conspirators, Medina-Roman sold the goods for profit either to a fence of stolen goods or to third parties through a national classified advertisement website while retaining for herself a portion of the sale proceeds.
A related cyberattack involved the appropriation without authorization of the identity of an employee of a government agency, which Medina-Roman’s conspirators used by manipulating the employee’s government email address to place orders for consumer electronics and gift cards with a corporate victim located in Maryland.
The Maryland corporate victim, believing the emails were authentic and sent by the government employee, with whom the corporate victim had a prior business relationship, was deceived into delivering the consumer electronics to Medina-Roman’s residential address.
In addition to the prison term, Medina-Roman was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered restitution of $266,615 and forfeiture of $25,000.