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PORTLAND, Maine: A Maryland man was sentenced today in federal court for using counterfeit credit cards, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.
U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., sentenced Charles Harris, 38, to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $1,008.15 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in December 2020.
According to court records, in December 2018, Harris and his co-defendant, Bryan Boley, used counterfeit credit cards at Maine retail outlets. The credit card numbers were bought online.
Harris’s co-defendant Boley was sentenced to 22 months in prison and three years of supervised release on November 15, 2019.
The U.S. Secret Service; the Maine State Police; and the Auburn, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth and Yarmouth police departments investigated the case.
Jeanne D. Semivan
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257