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New Orleans resident sentenced to 30 months for possessing 282 counterfeit credit/debit cards

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

LAFAYETTE, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a New Orleans man was sentenced Tuesday to two and a half years in prison for possessing 282 counterfeited credit/debit cards.

Bruce Daliet, 34, of New Orleans, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession of 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $14,010 in restitution.

According to the guilty pleas of Bruce Daliet and co-defendant Brittany Sanders, 35, also of New Orleans, a Louisiana State Police trooper pulled over a rental car on January 9, 2015 in St. Martin Parish that Daliet and Sanders were traveling in. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a pink suitcase that contained 282 counterfeit credit/debit cards and $4,000 worth of gift cards. Law enforcement agents discovered that 156 of the credit/debit cards were embossed with Sanders’ name, and 126 were embossed with Daliet’s name.

Sanders was sentenced on February 22, 2018, to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay $14,010 restitution.

The U.S. Secret Service and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moore prosecuted the case.

Updated April 5, 2018

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