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.
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.