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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sacramento Man Sentenced For Credit Card Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Oneal Damar Hamilton, 36, currently a resident of Pasadena, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 40 months in prison for credit card fraud, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Hamilton would purchase unauthorized and fraudulent credit cards from a source outside the United States.  Through fraud and deception, the foreign source would induce a credit card company to send cards in Hamilton’s name to a residence in Sacramento where Hamilton would receive them.  Hamilton would then use the unauthorized cards to take cash advances from local banks and to purchase merchandise from Sacramento area retailers until the cards were shut down for fraud.  Before his arrest, Hamilton obtained approximately $162,000 in cash and merchandise over approximately 9 months between 2012 and 2013.

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Secret Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Matthew G. Morris prosecuted the case.

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Docket #: 2:14-cr-15-TLN
Updated April 8, 2015