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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 13, 2021

Former City of Shreveport Employee Sentenced for Conspiracy and Aggravated Identity Theft

SHREVEPORT, La. - Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Tory Deshawn Jackson, 42, of Shreveport, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 32 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for his involvement in a scheme to commit credit card fraud. Jackson was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $409,769.56.

Jackson was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2020 for engaging in a scheme with a co-conspirator to fraudulently purchase fuel using Fuelman credit cards stolen from the City of Shreveport. He pleaded guilty on April 7, 2021 to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to information presented in court at the guilty plea hearing, Jackson was employed by the Solid Waste Department in the City of Shreveport Public Works. In September 2017, using his position, Jackson stole three City of Shreveport Fuelman credit cards which he and his co-conspirator would use to unlawfully purchase gasoline and other items at Shreveport area gas stations.

The way the fraudulent scheme was carried out is that Jackson would meet a co-conspirator and others at a local gas station where they would use one of the stolen Fuelman credit cards, along with the Fuelman personal identification number of a Solid Waste Department supervisor, to pump fuel into large containers which could hold up to 500 gallons of fuel. Jackson’s co-conspirator and others would then take the tanks to a third party to sell, and the profit would be split among the co-conspirators. Many times, they would have to run multiple, successive transactions in order to fill up the tanks. From September 3, 2017 through Jackson’s arrest on October 16, 2019, the three credit cards belonging to the City of Shreveport were used to make transactions totaling $409,769.56.

Jawaski Johnson, Jackson’s co-defendant, is scheduled to be sentenced December 7, 2021.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

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Updated August 13, 2021