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Man used stolen credit cards to buy tires in four states

WACO – A Dallas man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay $341,520 in restitution for conspiring to commit identity theft.

According to court documents,  Brandon Decorwyn Alexander, 30, unlawfully acquired victims’ credit card numbers to rent vehicles and purchase tires starting in August 2017. Over 15 credit cards involving over 41 different merchants were fraudulently used.  The defendant, along with co-conspirators, would call tire shops in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma and order tires using the stolen credit card information.  He would then pick up the tires using vehicles he rented with the fraudulent credit card information.

On November 10, 2020, Alexander pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit identity theft.

Eboni Simone Arps, 30, from Waco participated in the scheme.  Arps pleaded guilty to a misprision of a felony on November 9, 2020 and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, one year of supervised release and a $200 fine.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas and Limestone County Sheriff Murray Agnew made the announcement.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Gloff prosecuted the case.