Man Sentenced For Aggravated Identity Theft
HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Cedric C. Shaw, 35, of South Holland, Illinois, was sentenced before District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody for aggravated identity theft; using counterfeit credit cards; illegal possession of device-making equipment; and committing an offense while on release.
Shaw was sentenced to 65 months’ imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $56,434.11 in restitution.
According to documents filed in this case, between April 2014 and June 2014, Shaw worked with two other co-defendants to commit credit card fraud. He purchased stolen credit card numbers from the Internet. The stolen credit card numbers were embossed on other credit cards. The defendant also placed his name and the other co-defendants’ names on the cards. They used the cards to purchase gift cards at major retailers in Indiana and Illinois. The gift cards were subsequently used to purchase items or services. Shaw was arrested and charged with credit card fraud and released on bond. While on bond, Shaw purchased 61 additional stolen credit card numbers in August 2014. He continued to make purchases with the stolen numbers in Michigan and Indiana. He was arrested a second time, and his bond was revoked.
This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gary T. Bell.
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