New York man gets 1½ years for using 160 fake credit cards

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PORTLAND — A New York man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 1½ years in prison for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and credit card fraud.

In addition to prison time, Terrell Campbell, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced to three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
U.S. District Judge George Singal ordered Campbell to pay nearly $8,700 in restitution with his two co-defendants.

Campbell and co-defendants Michael Barnes, 32, and Esley Porteous, 27, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., came to the attention of federal officials after 160 credit cards in the name of Shawn Collins were found in the glove compartment of the car the three were in on May 21, 2011. Scarborough and South Portland police, who stopped the trio, also found fake Illinois driver’s licenses with photos of each of the defendants on them.

The trio used the cards to make purchases at GameStop, Sally Beauty Supply, AT&T and Bull Moose Music in Scarborough and at Toys R Us and Babies R Us in South Portland, according to the prosecution version of events to which Campbell and Porteous pleaded guilty.

Porteous is scheduled to be sentenced next month in federal court in Portland. Barnes’ first court appearance in Maine has been delayed until charges pending against him in New York have been resolved, according to court documents.

The maximum penalty faced by the defendants was 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the credit card fraud charge.