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Floridian Sentenced To Probation With Home Detention For Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

May 31, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pensacola, Fla., has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation with six months home detention and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $50,326.75 on his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. imposed the sentence on Richard Foster, 25.

According to information presented to the court, Foster conspired with others to obtain counterfeit credit cards which were used to purchase gift cards and electronic merchandise at Giant Eagle and Walmart stores in Western Pennsylvania on March 3, 2010.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service , the Scott Township Police Department and the Financial Crimes Task Force of Western Pennsylvania for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Foster. The Financial Crimes Task Force is comprised of federal and state law enforcement officers committed to the investigation and prosecution of persons who commit financial crimes and identity theft.

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