DA Vance: Cyber Scammer Sentenced to Prison for Obtaining Stolen Credit Card Information Used in Massive Shopping Scheme


April 12, 2018

Defendant Fed Stolen Credit Card Numbers to Co-Defendants as Part of Fraudulent Shopping Scheme

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the sentencing of JUWUAN MILEY, 22, to 2-to-6 years in state prison for obtaining stolen credit card information that was used as part of an organized cybercrime and shopping scheme, contributing to more than $250,000 in retail fraud. On February 8, 2018, the defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.

“Today’s cybercriminals are seizing opportunities to steal and sell personal information at every turn,” said District Attorney Vance. “In this case, the stolen credit card data obtained by the defendant formed the basis of a greater scheme which culminated in more than $250,000 in major retail fraud. As this case demonstrates, since 2010, our Office has invested significant resources in the investigation and prosecution of large-scale cyber crimes. If you encounter suspicious cyber activity, please report it directly to us. We have the tools and the personnel to take immediate action.”

As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, between May 2015 and April 2016, MILEY obtained stolen credit card data and provided the information to his co-defendants, who used the stolen information to create forged credit cards that they used to purchase designer clothes and luxury merchandise during shopping sprees at major Manhattan-based retailers, including Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue.

To date, 36 individuals have been convicted of crimes related to the fraudulent shopping scheme, which involved more than 2,000 stolen credit card numbers and contributed to more than $250,000 in retail fraud.

Assistant D.A. Robert Shull handled the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Jeremy Glickman, Deputy Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, Assistant D.A. Brenda Fischer, Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, and Executive Assistant D.A. Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Cybercrime Analyst Nino Panchulidze provided additional assistance with the case.

District Attorney Vance thanked the following agencies and individuals for their assistance with the investigation: NYPD’s Financial Crimes Task Force, and in particular, Detectives Daniel Alessandrino, Mark Rubin, and Daniel Herzog; Barneys New York, and in particular, the Barneys Loss Prevention Unit.

Defendant Information:

JUWUAN MILEY, D.O.B. 5/21/1995
Brooklyn, NY

Convicted:

  • Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 2-to-6 years in state prison