☷Saugus Woman Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Scheme to Defraud Elderly Uncle of More Than $490 000
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Saugus Woman Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Scheme to Defraud Elderly Uncle of Over $490 , 000 BOSTON – A Saugus woman was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with a scheme to defraud her elderly uncle of his life’s savings . Jayne Carbone , 54 , was sentenced by U . S . District Court Judge Richard G . Stearns to 54 months in prison and three years of supervised release . Carbone was also ordered to pay $493 , 279 in restitution and forfeiture . On Oct . 12 , 2021 , Carbone was convicted by a federal jury of four counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft . Carbone was the caretaker for her uncle for over a decade from 2007 to 2018 . Carbone systematically defrauded her uncle of $493 , 279 , by using her uncle’s name and Social Security number to withdraw the funds from his bank accounts . To conceal the scheme , Carbone intercepted her uncle’s mail , removed his bank statements and then delivered him fake statements reflecting inflated balances . Once the scheme was uncovered , Carbone refused to return the funds and made various threats against her uncle and other family members . United States Attorney Rachael S . Rollins; Joseph R . Bonavolonta , Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Boston Division; and Ketty Larco - Ward , Inspector in Charge of the U . S . Postal Inspection Service , Boston Division made the announcement today . Assistant U . S . Attorneys Christopher J . Markham , James R . Drabick and Leslie Wright of Rollins’ Securities , Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit prosecuted the case .
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