Sacramento Resident Charged with Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Abdul Mannan, 32, of Sacramento, charging him with four counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Mannan allegedly used stolen identity information of others to obtain credit cards, and used them to obtain cash, goods and services. On July 1, 2015, federal agents executed a search warrant at his residence and recovered evidence that Mannan possessed personal and financial information for over 25 different named victims and more than 25 different credit card accounts. Mannan's alleged conduct has caused a reported loss to financial institutions of over $70,000. Mannan obtained access to lines of credit exceeding $500,000.
This case is the product of an investigation of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Mannan faces up to 30 years in prison for each bank fraud charge and two consecutive years in prison for aggravated identity theft. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.