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Wilkinsburg Man Stole Credit Card Numbers to Purchase Gift Cards and Goods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A Wilkinsburg man pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Richard Gerald Davenport, Jr., 26, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry.

According to the information presented to the court, Davenport conspired with another individual to steal credit card numbers, which he and others used to buy gift cards and merchandise at Rite-Aid stores and others.

Judge McVerry scheduled the sentencing for Sept. 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation led to the prosecution of Richard Gerald Davenport.

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