Massachusetts man sentenced for credit card fraud
St. Louis, MO - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Robert Page has been sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud involving the theft of credit cards from area health clubs in 2010. Page's term of imprisonment was ordered to run consecutive to a 10-year term of imprisonment Page is currently serving in Massachusetts for an unrelated crime. Page was also ordered to pay $38,000 in restitution.
According to court documents, on several occasions, Page and co-defendant Jonathan Vendituoli traveled to St. Louis on several occasions to break into lockers at local health clubs and steal credit cards. After stealing the credit cards, they purchased electronics, expensive cameras and computer equipment, often from Best Buy stores around the St. Louis area. Vendituoli and another co-defendant, Kevin Cooney, were apprehended at a local health club in February 2011.
ROBERT PAGE, Fall River, MA, pled guilty in December to credit card fraud and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.
Jonathan Vendituoli and Kevin Cooney, also from Massachusetts, were previously sentenced to 84 months and 60 months of imprisonment respectively. Vendituoli was also ordered to pay more than $88,000 in restitution. Cooney was ordered to pay almost $50,000 in restitution.
This case was investigated by the Clayton Police Department and the United States Secret Service, with assistance from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Town & Country Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John Bodenhausen handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.