Germantown Man Under Federal Indictment for Wire Fraud
A federal grand jury indicted two Montgomery County men on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to press release from the Department of Justice, the grand jury indicted Dominique Davis, 27, of Germantown and Jonathan Henry, 26, of Bethesda. The indictment was returned on April 11, and unsealed on April 19 upon the arrest of Henry. Davis is currently detained in Montgomery County on unrelated charges.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Brian Ebert of the U.S. Secret Service - Washington Division; Postal Inspector in Charge Robert B. Wemyss of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department.
According to the 12-count indictment, between October 2015 and April 2018, Henry and Davis allegedly stole the personal identifiable information of at least eleven victims and created fake driver’s licenses with the stolen information. Using the fake driver’s licenses, Henry and Davis allegedly applied for credit card accounts at retail stores and cellular telephone accounts at telecommunication stores in the names of the victims without the victims’ authorization.
Using these fraudulent credit cards and accounts, the defendants purchased items on credit, including electronics and other merchandise.
During the course of the scheme, Henry and Davis made $45,206.13 worth of fraudulent charges in North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.
Henry is also charged with 11 counts of aggravated identity theft.
Henry and Davis face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for wire fraud.
Henry faces a mandatory consecutive sentence of two years per count of aggravated identity theft.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Montgomery County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kelly O’Connell Hayes and Michael Packard, who are prosecuting the case.