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San Francisco Resident Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Unauthorized Possession Of Credit Card And Related Information

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California
Defendant admits unlawfully taking information while employed as a clerk in a San Francisco motel

SAN FRANCISCO – Janelyn Mangisel Dasig was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for unauthorized possession of more than 15 access devices announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Dave Thomas. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Judge.

Dasig, 34, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to the charge on August 29, 2018.  According to the plea agreement, on May 8, 2018, Dasig was a front desk clerk at San Francisco motor lodge.  She admitted she knowingly possessed printouts of at least three hundred guest names with credit card information, expiration, CVV code, and other identifying information that she unlawfully took from her place of employment.  Dasig admitted that when she took the information, she had an intent to defraud and she knew she was not authorized to take the access devices.    

On July 17, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Dasig charging her with one count of possession of 15 or more counterfeit and unauthorized access devices, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1029(a)(3) and (c)(1)(A)(i).  Dasig pleaded guilty to the charge.  Dasig also was serving a term of supervised release on an unrelated charge at the time she was found with the access devices.  Judge Breyer sentenced Dasig to 42 months in prison for the access device violation and an additional 18 months in prison for the violation of the conditions of her supervised release.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Breyer also sentenced the defendant to a three-year period of supervised release.  The defendant has been in federal custody since May 16, 2018, and will begin serving her sentence immediately.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann C. Lucas and Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip J. Kearney are prosecuting the case with the assistance of Kimberly Richards and Margoth Turcios.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service.


Updated December 20, 2018