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Gaithersburg Woman Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution of over $70,000 in Credit Card Fraud Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2012

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced LaTrease Tamar Glover, age 38, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, today to 21 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for wire fraud in connection with a credit card fraud scheme. Judge Messitte also entered an order requiring Glover to pay restitution of $70,911.48.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge David Beach of the United States Secret Service – Washington Field Office.

According to Glover’s guilty plea, in April 2011, Glover received a credit card issued by the Government Printing Office (GPO) Credit Union, and immediately incurred over $5,000 in charges on the card. Glover and another individual agreed that the individual would make electronic payments on the GPO credit card via the Government Printing Office’s website, using false payee account information. From April through August 2011, Glover continued to incur tens of thousands of dollars in charges on the GPO credit card and caused the other individual to make over 40 fraudulent “payments,” totaling $283,174.81, to the GPO credit card via the Government Printing Office’s website.

The loss attributable to Glover as a result of the scheme is $70,911.48.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the U.S. Secret Service for its work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant United States Attorney Ann M. O’Brien, assigned from the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, who prosecuted the case.


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