WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A man found guilty of identity theft and fraud was sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Thursday, June 19, according to Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Justin Sutton, 26, of Newburgh, stole cash and went on a shopping spree with his victim’s money. He engaged in a scheme in which he repeatedly used the personal identifying information of two his victims, including their business debit ATM cards, to make unauthorized ATM withdrawals and unauthorized purchase withdrawals, the district attorney said.
The defendant’s unlawful use and attempted use of stolen personal information occurred at various banks and businesses throughout Westchester County, including J.P. Morgan Chase Bank branches in Peekskill and Yorktown; a Mahopac National Bank branch in Yonkers; and several stores in White Plains.
Sutton fraudulently purchased about $9,000 worth of items.
The defendant was arrested by Westchester County police when an employee at the Nieman Marcus store in White Plains realized the defendant was attempting to use stolen business debit cards to purchase two pairs of Prada shoes worth over $800.