A fraudster admitted to using bogus credit cards in multiple states – mainly Connecticut – to swipe thousands of dollars from Lowe’s.
New York City resident Larell David, 30, of Manhattan, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport this week to a pattern through that he defrauded the home improvement store out of more than $183,000.
Specifically, David was charged with just one count of access device fraud.
U.S. Attorney John Durham said that between July 2017 and March 2018, David produced more than hundred counterfeit credit cards in the identity of “Kevin Douglas,” which had been encoded with legitimate charge card numbers belonging to others.
David then used the fraudulent credit cards to produce 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 common fraudulent transaction involved the purchase of 1 or more Lowe’s gift cards of the amount of $400, along with store merchandise.
For complete, Lowes suffered a loss of $183,576.05 through this scheme, including more than $21,000 in fraudulent transactions conducted at fifteen Lowe’s areas in Connecticut before the arrest of his on Jan. sixteen 12 months that is very last .
Federal authorities didn’t release the particular places of the Lowe’s stores.
David continues to be released on a $100,000 bond. He is booked to be sentenced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, when he is going to face roughly ten years in prison.