The price of a $300,000 credit card fraud investigation
Posted July 10, 2018 05:24:49 The price tag on a $200,000 fraud investigation by the US Department of Justice has been put to the test after a woman was sentenced to jail for a year after pleading guilty to two counts of mail fraud.
The 33-year-old victim of the fraud, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had already pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges.
Her guilty plea to mail-order fraud carries a possible prison sentence of two years and four months.
The sentencing comes after US District Judge David Dotson sentenced the woman to a year in jail for her role in the fraud scheme.
The DOJ filed a complaint in July alleging that the woman had made purchases totaling $3,907 from two online retailers with the intent to commit mail fraud using the stolen credit card information.
The case was the first time the government has charged someone for fraud committed through a stolen credit-card number.
In January, the Department of Homeland Security launched Operation Sudden Impact, a nationwide investigation into online retailers and online scams, and the Department’s Office of Inspector General has been conducting an investigation into the fraud ring.
The investigation is being led by the DOJ’s fraud division, the Justice Department’s criminal division, and an office of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
The woman has also been ordered to pay restitution to the victim and restitution to all those who bought goods or services with stolen credit cards.
She also has been ordered not to possess or sell stolen credit or debit cards, or to use a stolen card or debit card to make purchases on the same day the fraud occurred.