A former Kenilworth man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for defrauding eight New Jersey businesses, robbing another and stealing the identities of three women.
Raymond Scura, 31, of Staten Island, passed fraudulent checks and used stolen credit cards to purchase luxury goods and services such as a country club membership, limousine services, luxury hotel expenses, exotic car rentals, a Rolex watch, and high-end wine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey said in a statement.
He made the purchases to “appear wealthy and obtain the confidence of his victims, who were usually women.” Scura then stole their identities to make more purchases and maintain a lavish lifestyle.
He pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud affecting a financial institution, aggravated identity theft and Hobbs Act robbery and was ordered to pay $166,505 in restitution. In all, the victims had more than $250,000 stolen from them between July 2016