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Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Prison For Bank Fraud

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

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas resident was sentenced Friday by United States District Judge James C. Mahan to 43 months in prison for using stolen debit and credit cards and checks to make fraudulent purchases at retail stores.

According to court documents, from January 2023 to March 8, 2023, Andy Phouphayry, devised and carried out a scheme to fraudulently obtain debit and credit cards and checks for the purposes of withdrawing cash or making fraudulent purchases at retail stores in Las Vegas. As part of the scheme, Phouphayry stole debit or credit cards or checks from the mail. He would fraudulently obtain pin numbers for the debit and credit cards. Furthermore, he would steal victims’ checks and alter them so that they could be deposited into other victims’ bank accounts. Phouphayry deposited a stolen check into a victim’s bank account, then he fraudulently used a debit card in the name of that victim to withdraw cash from the victim’s account.

On March 8, 2023, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Phouphayry’s hotel room. Law enforcement found stolen mail including checks totaling more than $150,000. As a result of this scheme, Phouphayry stole mail from more than 10 victims and he caused at least $20,256.02 in loss to the bank.

Phouphayry pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. In addition to imprisonment, Phouphayry was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $22,473.12.

United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada made the announcement.

The United States Postal Service investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Edward Veronda prosecuted the case.



Updated June 18, 2024

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