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City Man Faces Prison in Federal Fraud Case

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
February 21, 2018
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison in connection with a scheme to defraud an unidentified local business.

Daniel K. Miller, 54, also faces three years' probation and must pay more than $71,000 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said this week in a prepared statement.

Miller was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

Federal prosecutors said Miller stole the identity of the company in 2010 and used its name and credit history to set up a fake website to buy and sell merchandise.

Using more than 15 fake credit cards, prosecutors said, Miller purchased computer parts and components, including hard drives and memory chips, in the company's name.

He then either shipped the components overseas from McKeesport, Alabama and Tennessee to a co-conspirator in Nigeria; or sold them on Craigslist.

Following an FBI investigation, a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted Miller in 2015 and he pleaded guilty in June 2017 to conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, trafficking or using unauthorized access devices and possession of unauthorized access devices.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted Miller on behalf of the government, Brady said.

Originally published February 21, 2018.

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