Within the past month, four individuals have either pled guilty or been sentenced to prison for being involved in timeshare resale scams. Read more about these crimes below to keep yourself informed on the latest news involving timeshare scams, and find out how to protect yourself from future timeshare fraud.
January 15 – Tina L. White, 46, of Haverhill, FL was convicted on two counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in association with telemarketing while working at Creative Vacation Solutions in May 2009, and later in the year at American Marketing Group. White has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, in addition to paying $1,000 in fines and a $200 special assessment fee.
January 20 – Lev M. Derbaremdiker, 30, of Delray Beach, FL pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud while working as a telemarketer at C&G Marketing Associates, LLC. In 2009, this same Florida corporation defrauded over 7,000 consumers throughout North America out of $14.5 million, used under the alias, Premier Timeshare Solutions. Derbaremdiker’s sentence is scheduled for May 11, 2015, with the possibility of facing up $250,000 in fines 25 years behind bars.
January 23 – Kyle Richard Robertson, 23, of Miami, FL was sentenced to 28 months in prison, a $500 fine, and $100 in special assessment fees for one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud while holding a manager position at C&G Marketing Associates, LLC. Robertson will also have two years of required supervision after his prison release.
February 3 – Rance White, 25, of West Palm Beach, Florida was ordered to pay $10,919.57 in restitution and a $100 special assessment, and sentenced to 18 months behind bars for one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. White was found guilty for participating in a timeshare resale recovery scheme, which contacted victims of timeshare resale scams and promised financial restitution for a fee.
The above prosecutions account for only 4 out of 75 individual timeshare scams identified over the course of the past 4 years. If you’re wary of being a scam victim, or have further questions about timeshare fraud, contact a SellMyTimeshareNow.com representative at 1-877-815-4227.