According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, a Bronx, New York man pled guilty to a conspiracy that utilized stolen credit card information to make fraudulent retail purchases across the country.
Trevor Osagie, 31, acknowledged the offense before U.S. District Judge William Martini in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to conduct bank fraud, according to federal investigators.
Stole Credit Card Details Were Available on Dark Web
From at least 2015 through November 2018, Osagie collaborated with a network of persons headquartered in the New Jersey/New York region who traveled across the United States to purchase gift cards, flights, hotels, rental cars, and other goods and services using stolen credit card information.
Other conspirators received stolen credit card information from the "dark web" and other means. Osagie handled the persons that traveled across the United States making fraudulent transactions, in addition to recruiting at least one individual to produce the counterfeit credit cards.
Over $1.5 million in fraudulent purchases were made by the conspirators utilizing over 4,000 stolen credit card accounts.
US Authorities Will Do What's Necessary
The accusation of conspiracy to commit bank fraud carries a potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The sentencing date is set for May 25, 2023.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger praised special agents of the United States Secret Service, led by Special Agent in Charge Jose Riera, for the investigation that resulted in today's guilty plea.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Barnes, Chief of the OCDETF/Narcotics Unit in Newark, represents the government.
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