October 19, 2022
Rochester, NY (October 19, 2022) Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies and Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested two men for running an illegal fencing operation.
Since early 2022, MCSO Economics Crimes Unit investigators and HSI special agents have been conducting an investigation into an illegal fencing operation. Criminals were avoiding detection by selling stolen goods to a “fence”. The fence would then list and sell the items on eBay. Through investigation, Anthony O. Camacho, 46, of Greece, was identified as the “fence”. He has sold close to $1 million worth of stolen merchandise using eBay and PayPal.
During the investigation, Timothy Siverd, 34, of Penfield, was found to be an associate of Camacho. Siverd worked for a local bank and was using his position to steal money from investors. He created a property scam that resulted in the loss of about $500,000.00 from two known victims. Siverd would send part of the proceeds from the scam to Camacho.
On October 12, 2022, Federal Search Warrants were executed at the homes of both men and a storage unit used by Camacho. All warrants were executed without incident and both suspects were taken into custody. Many unopened and suspected stolen items were recovered.
Anthony O. Camacho is charged on a Federal Complaint with:
- Transportation of Stolen Goods
- Sale or Receipt of Stolen Goods
Timothy Siverd is charged on a Federal Complaint with:
- Wire Fraud
- Laundering of Monetary Instruments
- Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity
Both men were arraigned in Federal Court today and were released to pretrial services.
This investigation included a number of proactive details that were supported by Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Harbor Freight, Lowes and Global Retail Investigators Working Group. Thank you to all who assisted in making this a successful operation and special thanks to Homeland Security Investigations.