A former FBI agent was sentenced to prison after officials said he scammed a woman out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by making her believe she was on “secret probation.”
William Roy Stone, Jr., 65, was sentenced to seven years in prison on wire fraud charges, according to a Feb. 8 news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas.
In October 2015, Stone retired as an FBI agent. However, shortly after, he told a woman he was still an active agent and had been assigned to oversee her probation, according to an indictment filed in May 2021.
Stone is accused of convincing the woman that she was on secret probation for federal drug crimes. He told her as part of her probation terms, she needed to make payments to him, officials said.
Joseph Eventino DeLeon, 64, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. His sentencing is March 5.
Officials say DeLeon helped Stone.
“He and Mr. DeLeon told the victim that the fictitious federal judge had appointed the two of them to administer the conditions of her six year ‘secret probation.’ They required her to text them written reports of her daily activities, and to compensate them for their supervisory services, as well as any expenses they incurred. Copies of the multiple six figure checks she wrote them were admitted into evidence at trial,” officials said.