McKeesport Man Pleads Guilty in FBI Investigation into Fraud Scheme
PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to charges of fraud conspiracy; mail fraud; wire fraud; trafficking or using unauthorized access devices aggregating $1,000 or more (attempt); and possession of 15 or more access devices, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
Daniel K. Miller, 53, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to five counts before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in and around June 2010, to on or about September 17, 2010, co-conspirators falsely represented to be employees of companies in order to arrange and cause the unauthorized purchases of merchandise, and thereafter directing its shipment to individuals (re-shippers), like Miller, who would re-ship the merchandise to co-conspirators overseas or would sell the products online and transfer the proceeds to co-conspirators overseas. On or about September 10, 2010, Miller attempted to traffic in and use an unauthorized credit card in the amount of $2,213.44. On or about September 17, 2010, Miller possessed 15 or more unauthorized credit cards.
Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for October 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Miller.