Dark Web Fraud Scheme case, Bridgeport woman sentenced – A city woman was sentenced to serve 30 days in federal prison for operating a credit card fraud scheme that she pleaded guilty to earlier this year, officials said.
Latrice M. Colvin was sentenced by Judge Janet Bond Arterfon in New Haven on Thursday to serve 30 days in prison, followed by seven months of home confinement and two years of supervised release, a press release from U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham said.
The 33-year-old Bridgeport resident used the internet, including the dark web, from September 2015 to July 2017 to get the person identifying information of several victims.
Colvin contacted credit card companies and used the information of those victims to change the mailing address on certain accounts to her own address. She also applied for and obtained fraudulent credit cards in the names of the victims.
After Colvin got the credit cards mailed to her Bridgeport home, she used them to buy merchandise in person and online, and also to get cash advances at ATM machines.
Colvin pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud on July 9.
Thirty-seven people, many who were identified as elderly, were victimized by the scheme, the news release said.
Arterton ordered Colvin to pay restitution of $27,718.35 to the financial institutions that covered the loss of the people who were victimized.
She was released on a $25,000 bond and was ordered to report to prison on Feb. 11, 2020.