A fraudster confessed to using phony credit cards in multiple states – particularly Connecticut – to steal 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 over $183,000.
Specifically, David was charged with one count of access device fraud.
U.S. Attorney John Durham stated that between July 2017 and March 2018, David developed around hundred counterfeit credit cards in the identity of “Kevin Douglas,” which ended up being encoded with authentic credit card numbers belonging to other individuals.
David then used the fraudulent credit cards to make over 350 purchases of merchandise and gift cards at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut .
Durham claimed a normal fraudulent transaction required the purchase of 1 or maybe much more Lowe’s gift cards of the level of $400, as well as retailer merchandise.
In total, Lowes suffered a loss of $183,576.05 through this scheme, this includes more than $21,000 in fraudulent transactions conducted at 15 Lowe’s areas in Connecticut before his arrest on Jan. 16 year which is last.
Federal authorities didn’t release the particular places of the Lowe’s stores.
David is still released on a $100,000 connect. He’s booked to be sentenced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, when he is going to face as much as ten years in prison.