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New York Women Sentenced for 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, was placed on probation for four years and Chantel Lightner, 27, of Wyandanch, New York, was placed on probation for two years following their convictions for conspiracy to use counterfeit credit cards, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.


          While pleading guilty to the offense last May, Hassan and Lightner admitted that on twenty-four 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 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 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 the Burlington Coat Factory in Concord.


          The case was investigated by the Concord Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Kinsella.




Updated September 14, 2017