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Aliquippa Woman Sentenced to Time Served for Stolen Credit Card Scheme

March 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Aliquippa, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to time served of 19 months incarceration, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release on her conviction of conspiracy to use stolen credit cards, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence yesterday on Courtney McFeaters, 33.

According to the information presented to the court, McFeaters, along with co-conspirators Calvin Smith and Joseph Dees, conspired to use stolen American Express credit account information to purchase merchandise at retail stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio between December 2010 and June 2011.

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

Officers from the United States Postal Inspection Service and United States Secret Service, along with along with agents from the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF) conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of McFeaters. The WPFCTF was established in February 1995 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.

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