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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 1, 2014

Orlando Man Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Federal Prison For Credit Card Fraud

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced Tony Frith (36, Orlando) to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for access device fraud.  He was also ordered to pay more than $469,000 in restitution to the victims of his offense. Frith pleaded guilty on June 26, 2014. 

According to court documents, officers from the Orlando Police Department conducted a traffic stop of Frith’s vehicle on September 15, 2013. Pursuant to the stop, officers conducted a search the vehicle and found a backpack containing a computer, an attached encoding device, and more than 200 counterfeit credit cards. Further investigation revealed that the credit cards were counterfeit and that they had been re-encoded with stolen credit card numbers. During a subsequent examination of Frith’s computer authorities found more than 3,000 credit card numbers, as well as text files with names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers. The total amount of actual loss associated with the counterfeit credit cards and stolen credit card numbers found in Frith’s possession is over $470,000.

This case was investigated by the Orlando Police Department and the United States Secret Service.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg.

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Updated January 26, 2015