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New York Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Role in Identity Theft Conspiracy

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bronx, New York, man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his participation in a scheme involving a network of individuals who used stolen payment card information in New Jersey and throughout the United States, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Albert Miller, 29, previously pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini. Judge Martini imposed the sentence this morning in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Miller participated in a network of individuals who obtained stolen payment card information and utilized the information to make fraudulent purchases throughout the United States. Miller previously acknowledged that he recruited so-called “travelers,” who carried out the scheme. Miller personally profited from each of his recruits’ illicit transactions. Miller also acknowledged providing stolen payment card and other personal information to other members of the scheme to facilitate additional fraudulent transactions.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini also sentenced Miller to one year of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $1.43 million.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited special agents with the U.S. Secret Service, Newark Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Mark McKevitt with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Barnes of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit in Newark.

Updated August 10, 2021

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 21-358