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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Counterfeit Credit Card User Sentenced To Probation With Six Months Home Detention

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Aliquippa , Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation and six months home detention on his conviction of conspiracy to use counterfeit credit cards, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Rayvon Oscar Kyles, 21.

According to the information presented to the court, between June 2010 through June 2011, the Rayvon Oscar Kyles used counterfeit credit cards at Walmart stores in Western Pennsylvania to purchase merchandise.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Inspectors from the United States Postal Inspection Service along with agents from the United States Secret Service who, as part of the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF), conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Rayvon Oscar Kyles. The WPFCTF was established as a collaborative, multi-agency effort to effectively combat financial crimes, including identity fraud, in Western Pennsylvania. Partnering in this effort are the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Updated July 14, 2015