Three Palm Bay Perps Sentenced by U.S. District Judge To Federal Prison For Credit Card Fraud

By  //  June 14, 2020

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All three perps pleaded guilty in February 2020

U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced three individuals for possessing device-making equipment used to manufacture counterfeit credit cards. (FOX image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced three individuals for possessing device-making equipment used to manufacture counterfeit credit cards.

Cassandra S. Ulysse, 28, Palm Bay, ] was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, Wilson Sidney Joseph Ash, 31, of Palm Bay, was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, and Herly Pierre Ulysse, 25, of Palm Bay, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison.

All three individuals had pleaded guilty in February 2020.

A fourth co-defendant, Dwight R. Cunningham, 35, of Palm Bay, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 13, 2019, for possession of device-making equipment, possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices, and aggravated identity theft, is a fugitive and has not yet been arrested.

According to court documents, on April 7, 2018, officers from the Palm Bay Police Department obtained a search warrant to search a residence in Palm Bay, where Cassandra S. Ulysse, Herly Pierre Ulysse and Ash had been living.

While searching the residence, officers located a credit card printer, a card embosser, several credit card skimming and encoding devices, several counterfeit Florida ID cards, and a number of counterfeit credit cards.

The counterfeit credit cards were manufactured using stolen identities and stolen credit card numbers.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Palm Bay Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chauncey A. Bratt.

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