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Date: 04-18-2019

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United States of America v. Peter Garces

Case Number: 2:18-cr-00169-DBH

Judge: D. Brock Hornby

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maine (Cumberland County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Michael J. Conley

Defendant's Attorney: David R. Beneman


Portland, ME - New York Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud

Peter Garces, 22, of the Bronx, New York, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to credit card fraud. The charge arises from an investigation into fraud committed at three Maine Home Depot stores.

According to court records, on September 27, 2018, the defendant provided false identity information to three Home Depot stores located in Biddeford, South Portland and Windham to obtain credit cards. The defendant used his fraudulently obtained credit cards to purchase over $15,500 worth of items from those stores. The defendant was in the process of attempting to fraudulently obtain a credit card from a Home Depot store in Auburn when he was arrested.

The defendant faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service, in conjunction with the Biddeford, South Portland, Windham and Auburn Police Departments.



Outcome: 04/19/2019 43 NOTICE OF HEARING as to PETER GARCES : Presentence Conference set for 7/24/2019 at 2:00 PM in Judge Hornby's Chambers before JUDGE D. BROCK HORNBY. (mnw) (Entered: 04/19/2019)
04/19/2019 44 NOTICE OF HEARING as to PETER GARCES : Sentencing Hearing set for 8/13/2019 at 10:00 AM in Portland Courtroom 2 before JUDGE D. BROCK HORNBY. Sentencing Exhibits and Documents specified in Local Rule 159 are due five (5) business days prior to the sentencing hearing. (mnw) (Entered: 04/19/2019)

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