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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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HOUSTON MAN SENTENCED FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD IN EAST TEXAS

 

MARSHALL, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 35-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for credit card fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.
 
MARVIN LAMONT WHITE was sentenced today by United States District Judge T. John Ward.

            According to information presented in court, on December 23, 2006, White was stopped for a traffic violation by a Queen City police officer.  During the course of the traffic stop, it was discovered that White had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  After placing White under arrest, the officer completed an inventory of White vehicle revealing the following new items, still in their boxes:  one Toshiba laptop computer, one Sony Playstation 3 gaming device, four Apple I-pods, two Microsoft X-Box 360 gaming devices, six Sony Playstation portable gaming devices, and multiple Sony Playstation compact disc games.  A Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop computer was also recovered.  Further examination of the trunk of the vehicle led to the discovery of a swipe magnetic card reader.  A forensic examination of the Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop computer revealed the presence of over one thousand credit and debit card account numbers.

            White was charged with possessing unauthorized credit card numbers with the intent to commit fraud.  He pleaded guilty to the charges on November 27, 2007.

            This case was investigated by the Queen City Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety – CID, the Longview Police Department – Cyber Crimes Unit, and the United States Secret Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

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