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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bridgeport Woman Admits to Credit Card Fraud Scheme

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced that LATRICE M. COLVIN, 32, of Bridgeport, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of mail fraud related to a credit card fraud scheme.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between September 2015 and July 2017, Colvin used the internet, including the dark web, to obtain the personal identifying info of numerous victims.  She then contacted credit card companies and used the victims’ information to change the mailing address on certain accounts to her own address, and also to apply for and obtain fraudulent credit cards in the names of victims.  After fraudulently obtained cards were mailed to her residence, she used them and to buy merchandise in person and online, and to obtain cash advances at ATMs.

Through this scheme, Colvin defrauded 37 victims of a total of $24,796.

Judge Arterton scheduled sentencing for December 5, 2019, at which time Colvin faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years.

Colvin is released on a $25,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
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Updated December 12, 2019