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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 16, 2018

Buffalo Woman Sentenced For Use Of Fraudulently Obtained Credit Card

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX #:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Tamika Favors, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of misdemeanor bank larceny, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, to a two year term of probation, and ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, stated that in August 2013, the defendant used a fraudulently obtained Citibank credit card to make purchases in excess of $8,000. In addition, Favors had 15 credit cards sent to her home and to nearby addresses without the knowledge or permission of the true account holders.  Those fraudulently obtained credit cards were then used by others to make unauthorized purchases.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Acting Inspector-in-Charge Ray Moss of the Boston Division, and the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Lewis Robinson.

Updated March 16, 2018