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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 26, 2018

Gary Man Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison

For Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

HAMMOND- Darryl Hall, 40, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced before Hammond District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Hall was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $26,616.28 in restitution. 

According to documents in this case, Hall engaged in a scheme that included purchasing stolen credit card numbers and other personally identifying information from online criminal forums using Bitcoin.  Once Hall obtained the credit card numbers, he embossed them onto blank cards for use at retail stores and restaurants.  Among other things, Hall used stolen card numbers to purchase luxury goods and jewelry, which he then resold at a discount for cash.     

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra McTague. 

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated March 26, 2018