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Four-Year Sentence in Identity Theft Case

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 05, 2011
  • Southern District of California (619) 557-5610

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that Khris St. Ives Dulay Lu was sentenced today in federal court in San Diego by United States District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez to serve 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, based upon his conviction for credit card fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(2), and aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1). In 2010, the United States successfully obtained Lu’s extradition from Japan to face these charges.

According to court records, in 2008 Lu gained unauthorized access to the names and personal identification information of many employees of a local San Diego business and their family members. Lu used this stolen information to open credit cards in approximately 90 victims’ names and then used those credit cards to purchase air, hotel, and show ticket packages worth approximately $249,327 from Travelocity.com.

Criminal Case No. 10-CR-0653-BEN

DEFENDANT
Khris St. Ives Dulay Lu
Age 34

SUMMARY OF CHARGES
Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(2) - Credit Card Fraud.
Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1) - Aggravated Identity Theft.

AGENCY
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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