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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wilkinsburg Man Sentenced To Prison For Stolen Credit Card Scheme

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to six months imprisonment to be followed by six months home detention and three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Richard Gerald Davenport, Jr., 26, of Wilkinsburg, Pa.

According to the information presented to the court, the court was advised that Davenport conspired with another individual to steal credit card numbers, which he and others used to buy gift cards and merchandise at Rite-Aid stores and others.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Richard Gerald Davenport. Davenport was taken immediately into custody by the United States Marshal’s to begin serving his sentence.

Updated July 14, 2015