Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison, Ordered To Repay 800K

A woman has been sentenced in a sophisticated scam targeting credit card companies that was carried out from hotels and motels throughout Northern California. Co-defendants of 26-year-old Sabrina Raylene Toilolo of Corning face federal charges of wire fraud, conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. The indictment says they exploited the refund process used by businesses and retail stores to pay back customers for returns, reimbursements and erroneous charges. They apparently did it by stealing the actual point-of-sale terminals from checkout counters and reprogramming them to make merchants banks transfer refunds to the defendants’ accounts. The reported losses were more than 3.5 Million Dollars. Two of the defendants, including Toilolo’s sister Talalima, have plead guilty. Talalima was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $800,000. Toilolo could face 20 years in federal prison for each of 14 counts filed against her. She was arrested on Thursday.