Troy man pleads guilty for role in ‘Felony Lane Gang’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (News10) — A Troy gentleman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated id theft for his purpose in the “Felony Lane Gang.” The United States Division of Justice (DOJ) said Terrell McDonald, 32, whose aliases involve “Ruger” and “Moon,” pleaded responsible on Wednesday.

DOJ reported this team travels throughout the place breaking into autos, typically focusing on people parked by women of all ages at community destinations. They then use stolen debit cards, credit history playing cards, checkbooks, and photograph identifications to dedicate financial institution fraud.

This team allegedly recruited gals who impersonated the victims in drive-through lender lanes to withdraw dollars and dollars checks. DOJ said these gals were being pretty much normally struggling from drug habit and have been offered payment at minimum partly in narcotics.

In pleading guilty, McDonald admitted that he was concerned in the “Felony Lane Gang” among 2018 and September 2020. He admitted that the loss quantity from the conspiracy attributable to him is between $95,000 and $150,000.

These costs have a minimal sentence of 2 several years in prison and a most sentence of 30 decades, a great of up to $1 million, and a supervised launch phrase of up to 5 years. McDonald is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct 27.

McDonald was a single of 9 males billed in a 13-rely indictment for their roles in the scheme. Keyshawn Arnold, 25, of Schenectady, and Tyrone Parker, 40, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the indictment. The remaining co-defendants are:

  • Tyrone Parker, Jr., 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Joshua Mallory, 37, of Fort Lauderdale
  • Randall Taylor, 35, of Fort Lauderdale
  • Cedric Lynch, 37, of Orlando, Florida
  • Robert Natson, 36, of Fort Lauderdale
  • Gary Grier, 36, of Fort Lauderdale