Ninth Defendant from Georgia Sentenced in Credit Card Scheme
BOISE – Kyandre Banks, 27, of Lilburn, Georgia, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. He pleaded guilty on February 18, 2016. Visiting U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian also ordered Banks to pay $22,679.54 in restitution along with the other co-defendants, and to forfeit $49,953.41 in cash proceeds from the offense.
According to court proceedings, Banks admitted traveling to the District of Idaho in October 2014, along with his co-defendants, for the purpose of making fraudulent purchases of gift cards and prepaid debit cards from retail stores, using stolen credit card numbers encoded onto stock debit cards. Banks admitted to obtaining the stock debit cards encoded with unauthorized credit card numbers, and making purchases at retail stores between October 4 and 6, 2014. Banks further admitted traveling to three separate retail stores, making 11 purchases of gift cards, pre-paid debits cards and personal toiletries, and using six different credit card numbers that he was not authorized to use. Officers recovered the defendant’s suitcase and backpack which contained a total of 27 gift cards.
Banks was indicted, along with Terrance Barimah of Floranceville, Georgia, Clarence Collins of Douglasville, Georgia, Rashine Kale of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Jean Estinville of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Charles Moore of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Jonathan Penn of Suwanee, Georgia, Brian Treadwell of Buford, Georgia, Mikki Williams of Loganville, Georgia, and Rakeen Anderson, of Atlanta, Georgia, on charges relating to a wire fraud and identity theft scheme. Collins, Banks, Estinville, Kale, Moore, Penn, Williams and Treadwell were each charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Anderson was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud. Barimah was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and illegal possession of device-making equipment.
Co-defendants Rakeen Anderson and Jean Estinville were sentenced on September 30, 2015. Anderson received 18 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Estinville received 46 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Brian Treadwell and Mikki Williams were sentenced on June 16, 2014. Treadwell received 75 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Williams received three years of probation and 200 hours of community service for misprision of a felony. Clarence Collins was sentenced on July 6, 2015, to 78 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Charles Moore was sentenced on July 7, 2015, to 51 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Jonathan Penn was sentenced on July 8, 2015, to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Rashine Kale was sentenced on July 22, 2015, to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Terrance Barmiah is set for sentencing on July 20, 2016.
The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Boise Police Department.