Debt collector who sold debtors’ personal information gets probation and small fine

Debt collector sentenced for sale of information

Updated: February 25, 2011, 6:51 AM

The director of a Buffalo debt collection agency who admitted selling personal information on thousands of debtors has been sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $28,000 by Chief U. S. District Judge William J. Skretny, U. S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. reports.

Andrew Jon Pytlewski, 35, of Buffalo, admitted selling the information in 2009 for about $28,000 to fraudulent debt collectors Timothy E. Arent and Neil G. Wieczkowski, convicted of reaping millions of dollars by using the information to scare victims into paying debts they didn’t owe.

Assistant U. S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, said Pytlewski stole information that actually belonged to the financial institutions that had hired his agency to collect the debts.

I agree with Daniel Roberts’ comment:

“probation? really Judge William J. Skretny? $28,000 for $28,000, is this guy a relative?”

It’s astounding what the criminals get away with.

 



2 Responses to “Debt collector who sold debtors’ personal information gets probation and small fine”

  1. Reading material for you: http://redtape.msnbc.com/2011/04/lawsuit-experian-sells-misleading-credit-scores.html

  2. Thanks so much for that link!

    I’ve been so busy and still want to write about it in a new post, just have to catch up.

    Thing is, it’s not only Experian, but Trans Union’s TrueCredit sells THEIR fraudulent scores and there are OTHER fake scores. There is SO much fraud …

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