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Pittsburgh Man Sentenced For $177,000 Fraud Scheme

April 28, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 28, 2010, that on April 23, 2010, Ramar Grant, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to 12 months and one day in prison on his conviction of conspiracy to commit access device fraud.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Grant, age 21.

According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci, in 2009, Grant, along with Alfonso Evans and Mark Mitchell, conspired to pass stolen credit card account numbers at numerous Getgo and RiteAid stores in Western Pennsylvania in order to purchase merchandise and gift cards.  The government estimates losses totaling approximately $177,000.

Mr. Cessar commended the agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service, as well as officers from the Hopewell Township, Northern Regional and Allegheny County Police, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ramar Grant.

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