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Press Release

Bridgeport Woman Sentenced to Prison for Credit Card Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LATRICE M. COLVIN, 33, of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 30 days of imprisonment, followed by seven months of home confinement and two years of supervised release, for operating 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.

Thirty-seven individuals, many of whom were elderly, were victimized through this scheme.  Judge Arterton ordered Colvin to pay restitution of $27,718.35 to the financial institutions that covered the loss of the victimized individuals.

On July 9, 2019, Colvin pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud.

Colvin, who is released on a $25,000 bond, is required to report to prison on February 11, 2020.

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

Updated December 12, 2019

Elder Justice
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft