NEWARK, NJ – A mastermind behind a conspiracy that used credit card information to make fraudulent purchases across the United States pleaded guilty today, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
Trevor Osagie, 31, of the Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William Martini in Newark federal court to one count of first-degree murder. conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From at least 2015 through November 2018, Osagie conspired with a network of individuals based in the New Jersey/New York area who made trips to the United States in order to use stolen credit card information to make purchases. gift card, airline, hotel, rental card. , and other products and services. Other participants in the conspiracy obtained stolen credit card information through the “dark web” and other sources. In addition to tracking down at least one credit card operator, Osagie controlled individuals who traveled around the United States conducting fraudulent transactions. The conspirators made more than $1.5 million in fraudulent purchases using more than 4,000 stolen credit cards.
Conspiracy to commit bank fraud charges are punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. The day of May 25, 2023 is scheduled for the punishment.
US Attorney Sellinger thanked the special agents of the US Secret Service, under the leadership of Special Agent in Charge Jose Riera, with the investigation that led to today’s guilty plea.
Assistant Attorney General Shawn Barnes, Chief of the OCDETF/Narcotics Unit in Newark, is appearing for the government.