PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for creating dozens of counterfeit credit cards used to make fraudulent purchases.
Thirty-nine-year-old Rahim Henderson was sentenced Monday after being convicted in December of conspiracy, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and other charges.
Prosecutors say Henderson used a credit card encoding machine to make fake credit cards. Authorities say Henderson, his wife and sister used the cards to make more than $10,000 in fraudulent purchases between April and October in 2014. The wife and sister pleaded guilty last year.
Philly.com (http://bit.ly/2cBg4GF ) reports Henderson apologized at his sentencing saying, “I’m just embarrassed and I’m just sincerely, sincerely sorry for what I did” adding that he “won’t even jaywalk again.”
He was also fined $75,000 and forced to pay restitution.