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Long Island woman sentenced in identity theft scheme targeting senior citizens

Posted October 13, 2020

A Long Island woman was sentenced to 90 months in prison for operating an identity theft and credit card fraud scheme. She was accused of stealing the identities of more than 50 people, the majority of whom were senior citizens.

Lisa Reid, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of mail fraud in November 2017. After serving the prison sentence, she will be subjected to three years of supervised release. Reid was also ordered to pay restitution totaling more than $1 million.

Reid ran a scheme to defraud credit card companies and their customers from February 2015 until her arrest in February 2017. She posed as a credit card company representative to obtain people’s credit card numbers and passwords. She used the account information to make more than $1 million in fraudulent purchases from high-end retailers. The merchandise was then sold to a pawnshop or another party.

Law enforcement agencies are sparing no resources when it comes to fighting identity theft and related offenses. If you have been accused of identity theft on Long Island, you need a Long Island criminal defense lawyer in your corner. Contact Brill Legal Group for seasoned legal representation in your identity theft case.

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