Police say N.Y. man to plead guilty to defrauding Amherst man to obtain iPads
Baning was attempting to pick up the tablets he ordered online by using a fraudulent Massachusetts driver’s license with the victim’s name, according to a police affidavit by Officer Michael McCarthy. Baning is expected to serve 3 to 6 years in state prison as part of a negotiated plea deal with county prosecutors.
The victim’s wife received an automated call from FedEx advising that their packages were ready to be picked up at the FedEx office in Salem, police said.
He then called police to tell him what he learned. Two Apple iPad Air tablets were ordered in his name through a company called Ingram Micro, according to McCarthy.
Moments after police left the FedEx office, Baning arrived and showed the store manager a fraudulent Massachusetts driver’s license with the victim’s name along with his tracking order numbers, police said.
Baning will enter his plea on Oct. 6 in Rockingham County Superior Court and be sentenced. He could have faced up to 7½ to 15 years in prison had he been convicted at trial.