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Man found with 38 credit cards convicted of ID theft

A man who pleaded guilty in January to aggravated identity theft and credit card fraud was sentenced Monday to 75 months in federal prison, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Sharif John Reid, 37, of League City, also must pay $157,501 in restitution related to his attempts to purchase Apple iPads and iPhones at the Memorial City Apple store on Aug. 7.

He was accused of using unauthorized credit card numbers to buy $200,000 in Apple products in Louisiana and Texas.

Authorities found 38 credit cards in Reid’s possession that were stolen or obtained by Reid with the intent to defraud, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement.


Category: ID Theft News
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 05:02 PM | Permalink