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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Stockton Man Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison in Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

Conspiracy Involved Target Department Store’s REDcard Accounts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Boone B. Khoonsrivong, 41, of Stockton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to five years and five months in prison for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme aimed at Target REDcard account holders across the United States involving hundreds of fraudulent transactions and at least 1,000 victims, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Khoonsrivong was also sentenced to a concurrent term of three years for destruction of letter boxes in in Wallace, California, charged in a separate indictment.

According to the indictment charging the credit-card fraud conspiracy, between March 2014 and September 2015, Khoonsrivong and eight co-conspirators stole personal information from victims through various methods. The conspirators then used that information to create unauthorized access devices or otherwise used unauthorized access devices to obtain things of value in excess of $1,000. Part of the scheme involved using unauthorized access devices in the form of Target REDcard account numbers to buy large amounts of electronics, pre-paid gift cards, and other goods at Target locations throughout the Sacramento area, northern California, and elsewhere. The indictment further alleged that Khoonsrivong possessed and used device-making equipment with the intent to defraud. 

In all, the indictment alleges that more than 300 counterfeit and unauthorized access devices were possessed, used, produced, or trafficked by members of the conspiracy, and over 1,000 victims have been identified to date as having had their identities compromised as a result of the conspiracy. All of Khoonsrivong’s eight co-defendants have pled guilty, six of the co-defendants have already been sentenced, and two await sentencing. 

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys André M. Espinosa and Rosanne L. Rust are prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 
15-CR-00176-TLN & 15-CR-242-TLN
Updated July 10, 2018