SYRACUSE, New York — A 41-year-old Syracuse man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to repay $70,000 that he stole in an identity theft scheme that involved two other men.
U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby sentenced Maurice Pugh on Friday for aggravated identity theft and access device fraud. Pugh and two others were arrested by the Secret Service last year on charges of using stolen IDs to create fake credit cards. The counterfeit cards affected 400 people and 59 financial institutions.
The other two men were previously sentenced to make restitution and serve prison time. They are 38-year-old Kareem Highsmith of Syracuse and 28-year-old Glenn Francis of Brooklyn.