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Rochester man must pay $260,000 in mail fraud case

Rochester Business Journal
August 28, 2013

A Rochester man convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud has been ordered to pay some $260,000 in restitution for his part in a scheme to fraudulently obtain copies of TurboTax, Quicken and Intuit software, which he and a partner sold online.

Raymond Locklin, 29, also drew six months home confinement and five years’ probation. Along with partner Christi Meehan, Locklin ordered free replacement copies of the software the pair were not entitled to and had it shipped to Rochester addresses. He and Meehan later sold the fraudulently obtained software CDs online. 

Meehan is slated for sentencing Oct. 1.

In a similar but separate case, three other area individuals were accused by federal authorities of an identical scheme in which they allegedly had TurboTax, Intuit and Quicken replacement CDs shipped to a Henrietta address.

Humayun Farid, Aysha Hussain and Naheed Anjum faced wire fraud charges in the scheme and federal prosecutors seized some $56,000 in a raid on the Henrietta home.
       
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