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April 9, 2012

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Credit Card and ID Thief Lands in Federal Prison

HOUSTON – Arthur David Morgart, 31, of Houston, has been sentenced to a total of 65 months in federal prison, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Morgart previously pleaded guilty to access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and identification document fraud.

At the time of his plea, Morgart admitted to possessing 15 counterfeit and unauthorized debit and credit cards, a total of 24 account numbers and to using the credit cards of three individuals. He further admitted to the production and alteration of numerous identification documents including a Texas driver’s licenses and a Social Security card.

Today, Judge Lynn N. Hughes Sentenced Morgart to 41 months for the possession of counterfeit access devices and fraud related to identification documents in addition to 24 months for aggravated identity theft to be served consecutively for a total of 65 months.

Morgart has been ordered to pay $6,212.35 in restitution to the victims of his crime and to forfeit all the personal property used to commit the charged crimes, including his Dell laptop computer. 

The investigation leading to the charges in this case was conducted by the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Julie Redlinger prosecuted the case.