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New York Women Plead Guilty To Using Counterfeit Credit Cards

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD, N.H. - Latavia Hassan, 33, of Mastic, New York, and Chantel Lightner, 26, of Wyandanch, New York, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use counterfeit credit cards, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.


          During separate hearings in federal court yesterday, Hassan and Lightner admitted that on 24 separate occasions they used counterfeit credit cards to fraudulently acquire gift cards and other merchandise totaling more than $18,000 from TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods stores in Nashua, Bedford, Londonderry, Manchester, and Concord on April 16, 2017.


          Members of the Concord Police Department recovered the counterfeit credit cards and stolen gift cards and merchandise after Hassan and Lightner attempted to buy gift cards from a store in Concord.


          Hassan and Lightner will be sentenced on September 14, 2017.


          The Concord Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Kinsella is prosecuting the case.



Updated May 31, 2017