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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

New Jersey Man Sentenced for Role in Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

PITTSBURGH, PA – A New Jersey resident has been sentenced in federal court to five months incarceration, five months home detention, and three years supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $109,485.26 on his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Isaac L. Johnson, 30, of Jersey City, NJ.

According to the information presented to the court, in June, 2016, Isaac L. Johnson and conspirators used counterfeit credit cards at multiple stores in Western Pennsylvania to purchase gift cards and merchandise.

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

Agents from Homeland Security Investigations along with the United States Postal Inspection Service, who, as part of the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF), conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of this defendant. 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, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Robinson Township Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated July 26, 2018