ALBANY, N.Y. — The fourth co-defendant in a counterfeit credit card scheme was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.
Reginal Francois, 22, was sentenced to three to six years in State Prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to five counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument on November 20, 2013.
Francois and co-defendants Patrick Rooney, 22, Janay Spencer, 22, and Malcolm Bultler 23, all traveled in a vehicle driven by Francois from New York City to Albany on September 11, 2012.
"These four co-defendants came to Albany County with the intention of using counterfeit credit cards at multiple local businesses. Instead, they were stopped by a vigilant New York State Police Trooper who prevented the co-defendants from continuing on their criminal journey. The resolution of this case should serve as a warning to potential counterfeiters looking to exploit the economy of Albany County that will you be held accountable for your actions," commented District Attorney Soares.
Spencer was sentenced to nine months in the Albany County Correctional Facility, while Rooney and Butler were sentenced to one to three years in state prison.