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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jersey Man Gets Probation For Using Fake AmEx To Buy Goods At Pittsburgh-area Stores

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Oaklyn, New Jersey, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months of probation on his conviction of access device fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Raymond Hasaan Matthews, 37.

According to the information presented to the court, Matthews used a counterfeit American Express credit card in November 2011 at Casa D'Oro Jewelers to purchase two watches totaling approximately $15,605.00, as well as at other stores including Dicks Sporting Goods and Home Depot where he purchased additional merchandise.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Raymond Hasaan Matthews.

Updated July 14, 2015