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Aug. 5, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced that

Devon Guishard (DOB 10/10/82) of 4142 Bruner Ave., Bronx, NY pled guilty today to:

  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,

Michael Maurice Grayson (DOB 12/12/63) of 2028 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY pled guilty today to:

  • one count of Identity Theft in the First Degree, a class “D” Felony,

Tameek White (DOB 05/12/94) of 60 East 4th St., Mount Vernon, NY pled guilty today to:

  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,

Patricia Fields (DOB 08/17/58) of 60 East 4th St., Mount Vernon, NY pled guilty today to:

  • one count of Identity Theft in the First Degree, a class “D” Felony.

On Sept. 26, 2015, defendants Grayson, Fields, White, and Guishard perpetrated an identity theft scam at the Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle car dealership.

Specifically, on that day, defendants Grayson, Fields, and White entered Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle with the intent of driving away unlawfully with a brand new $233,440 dollar Mercedes sedan.  To that end, defendants Grayson and Fields assumed the identity of two separate victims and used the victims’ social security numbers, forged United States Passport cards, and forged driver’s licenses to obtain financing in order to fraudulently purchase the high-end vehicle. Defendants Grayson and Fields forged the victims’ signatures on multiple applications and purchase documents.

In order to make the sale appear genuine, defendant White brought $9,900 dollars to the dealership as a down payment for the vehicle.

Defendant Guishard was the ring leader of the scheme. He remained in contact via cellular telephone with White about the progress of the sale and he e-mailed the insurance binder for the car to the salesman; the insurance and registration were in the name of one of the victims. 

Upon learning that his co-defendants had successfully “purchased” the vehicle, Guishard arrived at the dealership, received the keys, and drove the high-end car off the lot.

The aim of this fraud was to re-sell the vehicles to individuals in other states. After being allegedly re-sold, the Mercedes was recovered in Texas.

The two victims of this identity theft fraud were a retired FBI agent from Ohio and a doctor from Florida. The investigation revealed that this ring carried out similar high-end vehicle identity theft scams in other parts of NY, New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, California, and Texas.

Guishard will be sentenced on Sept. 7, 2016.

Grayson will be sentenced on Sept. 9, 2016.

Fields will be sentenced on Sept. 16, 2016

Grayson and Fields will receive an indeterminate sentence of one to three years in State Prison and Guishard will receive an indeterminate sentence of two to four years in State Prison.

White was sentenced today to time served in jail.

Assistant District Attorney Stefanie DeNise of the Investigations Division is prosecuting the case.

 

Devon Guishard

Michael Grayson

Patricia Fields

Tameek White

Devon Guishard Michael Grayson Patricia Fields Tameek White