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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Friday, December 13, 2013

Chicago Woman Sentenced For Using Counterfeit Gift Cards

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Shateara Q. Rogers, 33, Chicago, was sentenced Wednesday, December 11, by U.S. District Judge William Conley to three years of supervised release for using counterfeit Discover cards.  Rogers pleaded guilty to this charge on September 6, 2013.

Rogers was charged along with William McEachin, Diana Bonds, Tenicey Helm, and Gwendolyn Herbert, with using counterfeit Discover gift cards at various locations throughout Wisconsin.  McEachin, Bonds, and Herbert all pleaded guilty.  McEachin was sentenced to two years in prison, Bonds was sentenced to 60 days in a residential reentry center, and Herbert was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.  Helm’s whereabouts are unknown.

The charges against these individuals were the result of an investigation conducted by the Eau Claire Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman. 

Updated July 14, 2015