Indian-American Queens couple sentenced for largest ID theft scam in US history
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): An Indian-American Queens couple were handed harsh sentences by a US court after pleading guilty for their role in one of the largest ID theft and credit card scams in US history.
Amar Singh, 33, was sentenced to 5 1/3 to 10 2/3 years in prison for identity theft and enterprise corruption charges.
Singh reportedly admitted to a judge that he was the mastermind behind the creation of fraudulent credit cards with stolen account information and sent "shoppers" to purchase items from Apple and Best Buy for resale.
"Hundreds of frauds were committed throughout the USA...this sentence is well deserved," the New York Post quoted the judge, as saying.
Singh's wife, Neha Punjani-Singh, 30, also pleaded guilty to petty larceny and left the court with a 'conditional discharge' sentence.
Singh took the plea agreement to spare his wife, and dodged at least 250 years in prison if he went to trial, the paper said.
Singh and over 110 individuals were busted in October for racking up 13 million dollars in stolen moneys between July 16, 2010 to September 20, 2011, the paper added. (ANI)
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