TX: Credit card fraudster gets 70 months

Lynn Brezosky reports:

A Corpus Christi man who admitted to making fake credit cards using [credit card] receipts stolen from a San Antonio hotel has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Steven Reese Clark, 37, also must pay $3,606 in restitution to victims of his fraud.

Clark’s scheme unraveled after a June 2011 traffic stop in Beeville, when a police officer noticed two bags of Comfort Inn & Suites receipts and found a Wal-Mart receipt for a printer.

Read more on My San Antonio.

I don’t remember seeing coverage of this breach before, but note the traffic stop aspect again. I shudder to think how much of our PII or financial info is just driving around in thieves’ cars, waiting for law enforcement to serendipitously discover it on some traffic stop.

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  1. credit-card.cm - March 22, 2012

    thats a good one, the harsher the punishment the lesser the incentive for people to engage in these activities

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