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N.Y. man sentenced for defrauding N.C. businesses

Posted September 8, 2010

— A New York man was sentenced Wednesday on federal charges that he defrauded businesses in Raleigh, Greenville and Wilson last summer.

Renato Jay Scantlebury, 41, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced to 4½ years in prison and ordered to pay $62,216.02 in restitution. In March, he pleaded guilty to access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors said that Crabtree Valley Mall police arrested Scantlebury in the mall parking lot on July 9, 2009, after receiving a call from a credit union about a suspicious purchase earlier that day.

Police said that they found credit cards in three different names, a dozen gift cards to Home Depot and WalMart, numerous cell phones, a home theater system, a computer and two televisions on Scantlebury and in his van.

Prosecutors said that Scantlebury was released on bond, but U.S. Secret Service agents tracked him as he used counterfeit credit cards in Raleigh, Greenville and Wilson. He was arrested in New York and extradited to North Carolina.


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  • Mugu Sep 9, 2010

    We don't need your yankee values in the South.

  • Mommyoftwo Sep 9, 2010

    Yeah because no Southerner would EVER be a thief!! *eye roll* Did you forget who the governor is and who the governor was before her? Good ole NC Natives AND thieves!

    They're everywhere.

  • New York Attitude Sep 9, 2010

    Gee aren’t you all a bunch of welcoming southerners!
    Mr. Middle of the Road you need to get your facts right, the New York Mets play ball in the New York borough of Queens, Yankees play in the Bronx,and the last major league baseball team that played baseball in Brooklyn was the Dodgers.

  • justjean Sep 9, 2010

    Wow and I always heard that Southerns were hospitable. Just warms my Yankee heart to read some of these comments about us Yankees.

  • 2012notobama Sep 9, 2010

    Just feed him grits, redeye grave, and hamhocks while he is in prison. He will never come back south again!

  • ScottW76 Sep 9, 2010

    All Yankees are crooks, just like all southerners are racists. See how stupid stereotyping is?

  • UPTOP Sep 8, 2010

    GOTCHA !!!

  • Lickad Sep 8, 2010

    A yankee is a yankee is a yankee. I wish we had border patrol at the Mason Dixon.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Sep 8, 2010

    He is from Brooklyn, thats Mets country. You are welcome for the correction.

  • Tax Man Sep 8, 2010

    Yankee! Now he gets to serve his time in NC....