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August 31, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HYATTSVILLE MAN SENTENCED FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD
AND IDENTITY THEFT
GREENBELT, Maryland - Ryan Omar White, age 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for use of unauthorized access devices and using another individual’s identity in relation to a felony, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus also ordered White to pay restitution of $39,270.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea, White obtained an unauthorized credit card in the name of another individual and on January 10, 2005, he used that person’s name and the credit card obtained in that person’s name to purchase electronic equipment at Circuit City in Rockville, Maryland for $1,079.98, and to make purchases at numerous other stores. The amount of loss directly foreseeable to White exceeded $30,000.
On March 22, 2005, a search warrant executed at White’s residence uncovered the receipt and electronic equipment that White had purchased at Circuit City; $2,243 in cash; gift cards from several stores and restaurants; an AT&T Wireless card; “Player’s Cards” from Bally’s Park Place and Caesar’s Palace; receipts from the use of an unauthorized credit card; and multiple sheets containing means of identification of 60 persons (including 58 social security numbers), access device numbers, and credit information. In addition, agents found the names and social security numbers for 56 more persons; additional means of identification; 16 unauthorized credit cards; copies of driver’s licenses; NEXTEL subscription agreements; social security cards; and tax documents.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Montgomery County Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service, for their investigative work in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Stuart Berman, who prosecuted the case.
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