Fraudulent Debt Collector Gets 62 Months Prison

A Buffalo man has been convicted of running a fraudulent debt collection scheme, bilking more than $342,000 from victims.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Shawn Sylvia, 35, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and sentenced to 62 months in prison. Sylvia was also ordered to pay nearly $284,000 in restitution to victims.