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

Monday, September 16, 2013

Chicago Man Sentenced To Two Years For Using Counterfeit Gift Cards

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that William T. McEachin, 23, Chicago, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to two years in prison for using counterfeit Discover gift cards. The prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release.  McEachin pleaded guilty to this charge on July 12, 2013.

McEachin was charged along with Diana Bonds, Tenicey Helm, Gwendolyn Herbert, and Shateara Rogers, with using counterfeit Discover gift cards at various locations throughout Wisconsin in January and February 2013.  Bonds, Herbert, and Rogers have all pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.  Helms' whereabouts are unknown.

In sentencing McEachin, Judge Conley told him that it was time to take responsibility for his actions and to make better decisions.

The charge against McEachin was the result of an investigation conducted by the Eau Claire Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman. 

Updated July 14, 2015