NY man sentenced for credit card fraud

Owen Gibson, 43, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced Wednesday by United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for using stolen credit cards to purchase goods from various retail locations. On August 13, 2008, Gibson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit credit card fraud.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, in April 2004, Gibson and others used stolen credit cards to purchase consumer electronics in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. For example, on April 15, 2004, Gibson used a stolen credit card to purchase three laptop computers with extended warranties at a Circuit City location in North Haven, Connecticut.

Today, Judge Thompson ordered Gibson to pay restitution in the amount of $49,480.89 to the bank that issued the credit cards.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward Chang.

Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut

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