Reynaldo Martinez Sentenced for Supervised Release Violations
Central Falls Man Returned to Federal Prison for Violating the Terms of Supervised Release
PROVIDENCE – A Central Falls man sentenced in 2018 to four years in federal prison on aggravated identity theft and fraud charges, and subsequently arrested twice for violating the terms of his federal supervised release after completing his term of incarceration, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.
In November 2017, Reynaldo Martinez, 29, pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated identity theft; two counts of access device fraud; and one count each of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, attempted access device fraud, and interstate transportation of stolen goods. Martinez admitted that he participated in a scheme to use the stolen identities of numerous individuals to open retail store credit cards and lines of credit that he then used to purchase tens of thousands of dollars worth of goods in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He was sentenced in January 2018 to forty-eight months in prison to be followed by three years of federal supervised release.
According to court documents, Martinez was arrested in August 2021 and again in February 2022 by the United States Marshals Service for violating the terms of his supervised release. On February 22, 2022, Martinez appeared before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond and admitted that he violated the terms of his probation. He was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., to 24 months in prison to be followed by 4 years of supervised release.
The matter was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Ferland.