Rochester, N.Y. – Two people who were convicted on wire fraud conspiracy charges were sentenced Tuesday.
David Pierleoni, 26, of Rochester, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, was sentenced to 42 months in prison. Cassandra Dehn, 27, of Willard, Missouri, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, was sentenced to three years probation. In addition, each will have to pay restitution of $22,808.71
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Dehn was working at a Comfort Inn hotel in Willard, Missouri when she obtained personal credit card information of customers in the hotel computer system. Dehn would then sell the information to Pierleoni for $100.
Pierleoni would then use the credit card information to buy high-end liquor and food in Rochester.
As a result of the fraudulent purchases, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says local businesses lost more than $20,000.