A Fairfield County woman has been sentenced after admitting to using the dark web to steal her victim’s identities and credit card information through an elaborate scheme.
Latrice Colvin, 32, of Bridgeport, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, followed by seven months of home confinement and two years of supervised release after she pleaded guilty in district court in New Haven to one count of mail fraud related to a credit card fraud scheme earlier this year.
Between September 2015 and July 2017, Colvin used the Internet, including the dark web, to obtain the personal identifying information of several victims. She then contacted the credit card companies, used that information and changed the mailing addresses on certain accounts to her own.
When the fraudulently obtained credit cards were mailed to her address, Colvin used them to purchase merchandise in person and online, and to obtain cash advances at ATMs.
In total, Colvin admitted to duping 37 individuals, many of whom were elderly, through the scheme. In addition to her sentence, Colvin must also pay $27,718.35 in restitution to her victim.
Colvin remains released on a $25,000 bond. She is scheduled to report to prison on Feb. 11 next year.
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