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Trading Card Thief Sentenced for Burglary and Ordered to Repay Nearly $300k in Restitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. – Today, U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel sentenced Nicholas Ryan Garrison, 25, of Tulsa, to 27 months imprisonment for Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country. Upon release, Judge Sippel further ordered Garrison to 3 years of supervised release and to pay $298,771.90 in restitution.

According to court documents, in Feb. 2021, the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) took a report of a burglary from a gaming and trading card store. The victim provided TPD with footage of the break-in. The footage showed Garrison breaking into the store, breaking several display cases, and taking thousands of trading cards. Garrison cut himself during the break-in, and his DNA linked him to several similar robberies in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas.

Garrison is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The FBI, Tulsa Police Department, Illinois State Police Department of Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Dallas Police Department – Texas, Crestwood Police Department – Missouri, Troy Police Department – Illinois, Great Bend Police Department – Kansas, McPherson Police Department – Kansas, and Bedford Police Department – Texas, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi prosecuted the case.


Public Affairs

Updated June 24, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice