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New York Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Use Fake Credit Cards to Buy Gift Cards

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Jamaica, NY, has been sentenced in federal court to 21 months imprisonment with credit for time served on any federal detainer, to be served consecutively to the sentence imposed by the Albany County Criminal Court at Case No. 16-21078; three years Supervised Release, and restitution in the amount of $28,106.27 on his conviction of conspiracy, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Ronald Heggs, 27, of Jamaica, NY.

According to the information presented to the court, in April, 2015, Heggs and his co-conspirator used counterfeit credit cards which they used to purchase gift cards at K-Mart stores in Western Pennsylvania in April, 2015.

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

The Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song commended the U.S. Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Ronald Heggs.

Updated August 22, 2017