Wyoming Federal Judges Sentence Three; One Defrauded Stores For $220,000
Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced one person for fraud and two people for illegal alien crimes, according to the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl sentenced Ricardo St. Vil (also known as Rikado St. Vil and Calico Riko), 30, of Opa-Locka, Fla. for access device fraud conspiracy. St. Vil was arrested in Miami. He received three years one month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $222,756.10 in restitution.
According to the indictment, St. Vil worked with four co-conspirators from July 27-30, 2016, to use unauthorized access devices to load monetary value onto prepaid debit, or gift, cards at a Walmart store in Cheyenne and also in Colorado.
After a traffic stop in Albany County, law enforcement officers found unauthorized access devices, specifically fraudulently obtained credit cards and prepaid debit cards, inside the conspirators' vehicle.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service investigated this case.
Judges also sentenced two people for illegal alien crimes.
U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Pastor Jesus Lopez-Marino, 30, of Guanajuato, Mexico, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lopez-Mariano was arrested in Cheyenne. He received six months of imprisonment, is subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson sentenced Rigoberto De Jesus Lobo-Avalos, 48, of El Salvador for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Lobo-Avalos was arrested in Natrona County. He received one year and one day of imprisonment, is subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigation investigated both cases.