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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, December 19, 2016

California Man Sentenced for Access Device Fraud

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a North Hills, California, man convicted of Access Device Fraud was sentenced on December 15, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Nelson Sargsyan, age 49, was sentenced and ordered to pay $8,809.90 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Sargsyan pleaded guilty to the charge on July 8, 2016.  The conviction stems from Sargsyan, as an over-the-road truck driver based out of California, using a “skimmed” credit card number that belonged to the U.S. Forest Service to obtain fuel for his semi-truck.  Sargsyan obtained approximately $8,808.90 in fuel and services that financed his trucking business across the United States between January and April 2014.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Forest Service.  U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Updated December 19, 2016