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Hermosa Man Sentenced for Fraud and Identity Theft

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Hermosa, South Dakota, man convicted of Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Tobin Nettifee, age 40, was sentenced on October 2, 2018, to 3 years and 9 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $19,159.57 in restitution.

Nettifee was charged on March 20, 2018.  The charges related to Nettifee using another person’s identity to obtain three credit cards and using those credit cards for various purchases, totaling more than $19,000.  Additionally, Nettifee stole a gift card from a mailbox and used that card to make a purchase.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

Nettifee was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 4, 2018

Identity Theft