WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A federal choose Wednesday in Waco sentenced a person arrested, alongside together with his spouse, in 2019 in Central Texas who investigators later decided used stolen bank cards to purchase greater than $340,000 value of tires in 4 states.
Brandon Decorwyn Alexander, 30, of Dallas who pleaded responsible in November 2020 to conspiracy to commit id theft, was sentenced Wednesday to 57 months in jail and ordered to pay $341,520 in restitution.
Alexander, court docket paperwork confirmed, “unlawfully acquired victims’ bank card numbers to hire automobiles and buy tires beginning in August 2017” after which referred to as tire outlets in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma to order tires utilizing the stolen bank card info.
He then rented automobiles, once more utilizing the stolen bank card info, and drove to the outlets to select up the tires.
Greater than 15 bank cards have been used fraudulently, and greater than 41 totally different retailers have been focused, prosecutors mentioned.
Alexander’s spouse, Eboni Simone Arps, 30, of Waco, pleaded responsible to a misprision of a felony on Nov. 9, 2020, and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, one yr of supervised launch and fined $200.
Alexander and Arps have been arrested in February 2019 in reference to using stolen bank card numbers to buy industrial truck tires valued at about $9,900 from a retailer in Limestone County
The fraud was uncovered on account of an investigation that began after Limestone County investigator Sgt. Jason Ash acquired a report of using the stolen card numbers to buy the tires at a retailer within the county.
Authorities realized the suspect was concentrating on one other retailer in Freestone County and arrange surveillance on the enterprise.
When Alexander arrived, he was arrested.
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