WA: Former Pacific man sentenced to 80 months in prison for identity theft

Robert Whale reports:

Vinod Ram skimmed diesel fuel credit cards belonging to commercial trucking companies then got cohorts to persuade truckers to fill ‘em up in exchange for cash.

And in the 12 months that passed before the law caught up with him, Ram saddled those trucking companies and their credit card companies with $582,000 in losses.


Judge Carol Schapira sentenced Ram to 80 months Oct. 31 at the King County Courthouse in Seattle.

Although Ram had been facing a standard sentence range of five to seven years, prosecutors recommended an exceptional sentence of eight years and four months, based on the aggravating factor of the jury’s determination that each of the 16 counts constituted a major economic offense.

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