Orono man faces 30 years for fraud


BANGOR — Prosecutors say a 29-year-old Maine man is pleading guilty in federal court to bank and wire fraud conspiracy charges.

Jason Robinson of Orono faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine for the bank fraud charges and up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the wire fraud charges.

Records say he conspired with others to steal merchandise from stores such as Wal-Mart and Hannaford and sell it on eBay. They also say he conspired to defraud financial institutions and return stolen merchandise to Lowes and Home Depot in return for store credit.

Prosecutors say Robinson will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by federal probation officials.