BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A California man was sentenced in Maryland to three years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain goods using what appeared to be a military e-mail address, according to court documents.
Saulina Helen Eady, 38, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced Wednesday.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In East Baltimore Saturday, Baltimore Police Say
According to Eady’s plea agreement, a co-conspirator established and used what appeared to be a U.S. Navy e-mail address, authentic forms, titles, addresses and other indicia to pose as A U.S. government contracting agent.
With those credentials, the two fraudulently obtain merchandise, including large-screen televisions, specialized communications equipment, cellular telephones and computers.READ MORE: Fort McHenry Celebrates New Citizens, Defenders Day Saturday
Much of the fraud scheme was conducted from outside the United States, including from Nigeria, according to Eady’s plea agreement.
The three victim companies were located in Washington State, Virginia and Maryland.MORE NEWS: Man In Stable Condition After He Was Shot In Face While Driving Early Saturday
There were a total of nine defendants charged in this case. Seven have pleaded guilty to their roles in the fraud scheme.