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North Tonawanda Man Sentenced for Identity Theft

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Johnson, 42, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., who was convicted of aggravated identity theft, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $28,512.78.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that between September 2012 and March 2013, Johnson and co-defendant, Calvina Myles,  used the names and personal identification information of two individuals to apply for two Capital One credit cards in those names. The defendants, and a third co-conspirator, Avery Gill, purchased merchandise and gift cards from retail stores using the credit cards. Johnson also accompanied Gill who made ATM withdrawals using the credit card. As a result of this conduct, Capital One suffered a loss of $29,429.16.

Calvina Myles, who was convicted of bank fraud, was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Avery Gill was also convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to time served.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, currently under the direction of Inspector in Charge, Shelly A. Binkowski.
Updated November 19, 2014