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Duquesne Man Sentenced for Role in Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

June 4, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Allegheny County has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation with a condition of six months home detention, and restitution in the amount of $33,988.33 on his conviction of conspiracy to use counterfeit credit cards, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Devin Alexander Murphy, 24, of Duquesne, Pa.

According to the information presented to the court, between June, 2010 through June, 2011, Murphy, along with his co-defendants Rayvon Oscar Kyles and Janie Beys used counterfeit credit cards at Walmart stores in Western Pennsylvania to purchase merchandise.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Inspectors from the United States Postal Inspection Service along with agents from the United States Secret Service who, as part of the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF), conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Murphy. The WPFCTF was established as a collaborative, multi-agency effort to effectively combat financial crimes, including identity fraud, in Western Pennsylvania. Partnering in this effort are the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pennsylvania State Police, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Murphy.

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