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North Hills Woman Admits Using Stolen Gift Cards To Purchase Merchandise

November 29 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Allison Park, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of access device fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Carrie L. Gill, 51, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count before Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Gill used stolen Giant Eagle gift cards to purchase merchandise at Giant Eagle in 2008.

Judge Lancaster scheduled sentencing for March 30, 2012.  The law provides for a total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Law Enforcement officers from the United States Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Allegheny County Detectives Office, in conjunction with the Financial Crimes Task Force of Western Pennsylvania, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Carrie L. Gill.

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