A fraudster confessed to using fake credit cards in multiple states – specifically Connecticut – to take lots of money from Lowe’s.
New York City resident Larell David, thirty, of Manhattan, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport this week to a pattern through which he defrauded the home improvement store out of over $183,000.
Precisely, David was charged with a single count of access device fraud.
U.S. Legal professional John Durham stated that between July 2017 and March 2018, David created over 100 counterfeit credit cards of the identity of “Kevin Douglas,” which were encoded with authentic charge card numbers belonging to others.
David then used the fraudulent credit cards to create over 350 purchases of gift cards and merchandise at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida .
Durham claimed a normal fraudulent transaction involved the purchase of one or perhaps more Lowe’s gift cards in the total amount of $400, along with shop merchandise.
For total, Lowes suffered a loss of $183,576.05 through this program, which includes more than $21,000 in fraudulent transactions conducted at 15 Lowe’s places in Connecticut before the arrest of his on Jan. 16 year which is last.
Federal authorities did not release the specific places of the Lowe’s stores.
David continues to be released on a $100,000 connect. He is booked to be sentenced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, when he will face roughly ten years in prison.