Turtle Creek Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Using Stolen Credit Cards at Area Retail Stores

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PITTSBURGH – A former resident of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to five years of imprisonment on his conviction of identity theft offenses, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan imposed the sentence on Iklas Reginald Davis, age 41. Davis is currently incarcerated.

According to information presented to the court, the evidence at trial established that in the summer of 2017, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Police investigated a series of vehicles that had been broken into while parked at various entertainment venues, including the Boyce Wave Pool, the Pittsburgh Zoo and similar venues. The victims reported the theft of their credit cards and means of identification and the use of the credit cards, typically on the same day as the break-ins. Investigators secured video of Davis using and attempting to use some of the stolen credit cards at various retail establishments. The later investigation revealed that an individual named Terry Porterfield broke into the vehicles and then transferred the credit cards to Davis and others, who then used the credit cards to purchase primarily gift cards and electronic equipment.

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Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the United States Secret Service, along with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Davis.

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