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DA Vance announced the sentencing of Gerald Spears to 4-to-12 years in state prison for facilitating and participating in an identity theft, credit card forgery, and check cashing operation that resulted in more than $50,000 in fraud. On August 14, 2015, Spears pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Identity Theft in the First Degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. 

A Chinatown travel agent charged with ripping off $45,000 from at least 13 customers may be taking a one-way trip of her own — to prison, prosecutors said Monday. Vivian Cheng, 46, of Queens, was indicted on grand larceny and related charges after bilking clients through her business, Bestway Travel on Pell St. in Manhattan, beginning in 2014, authorities said.

DA Vance announced the indictment of Vivian Cheng, a travel agent, for stealing approximately $45,000 from victims and defrauding others as part of the scheme. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the Third and Fourth Degrees, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, and Petit Larceny.

DA Vance announced the indictment of Chavarr Gilliam and Carl Moore for shooting five people in Harlem on February 1, 2015, fatally wounding 28-year-old Shadale Graham. The defendants are charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Murder and Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, and Assault in the First and Second Degrees, among other crimes.

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Enrique Guerrero to 3-to-6 years in prison for stealing $16,000 from victims seeking affordable housing in Washington Heights and Westchester County. On July 14, 2015 Guerrero pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.