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Turtle Creek Woman Sentenced In Counterfeit Credit Card Trafficking Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Turtle Creek, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, six months home detention and restitution in the amount of approximately $66,000, forfeiture action and $100 special assessment on her conviction of conspiracy and possessing 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Shawna Baker, 24.

According to information presented to the court, Baker conspired to traffic in counterfeit credit cards, which were used to purchase gift cards.

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 for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Baker.

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