A federal jury in Charlotte, NC convicted Robert Johnson, 35, for bank card fraud. In line with filed court docket paperwork and proof offered at trial, from September 29 to October 20, 2018, Robert and his co-defendant, Charles Brown, 36, used a stolen bank card quantity to create counterfeit bank cards.
The 2 males then used the playing cards to buy greater than $250,000 of merchandise, together with electronics, sneakers, clothes and gaming gear. The defendants obtained the bank card of a person and re-encoded the stolen bank card quantity onto counterfeit bank cards bearing the defendants’ names and the names of different co-conspirators.
Robert and others used the counterfeit bank cards at a number of retail shops, together with at Finest Purchase, Foot Motion, Foot Locker, and Neiman Marcus.
Robert particularly used the counterfeit bank cards to purchase greater than $10,000 in sneakers and attire. The jury convicted Robert of conspiracy to commit entry gadget fraud, which carries a most jail sentence of 5 years, and entry gadget fraud, which carries a most sentence of 10 years in jail. A sentencing date for Johnson has not been set.
On November 4, 2019, Charles pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit entry gadget fraud and is at present awaiting sentencing.