DA Vance: Devin Bazile Sentenced to 3-to-9 Years in Prison for Role in ID Theft Ring That Stole $700,000 in Apple Gift Cards

March 30, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of DEVIN BAZILE, 32, to 3-to-9 years in state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Barclaycard with four co-defendants using the stolen personal identifying information of approximately 200 victims. On March 17, 2017, the defendant pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to the top charge in the indictment against him: Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. 

“As ringleader, Devin Bazile orchestrated a devious plot to cash in on the identities of hundreds of innocent victims,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. “Thanks to my Office’s Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, he will now serve prison time for his criminal conduct.”
As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, the defendant and his four co-defendants used personal identifying information stolen from a Manhattan dentist’s office to obtain credit, which they then used at Apple stores to buy merchandise such as laptop computers, causing a financial loss to Apple’s financial partner, Barclaycard. 

Between May and November of 2012, BAZILE, a former sales associate at Apple, used personal identifying information belonging more than 250 individuals—including their names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers—to obtain credit lines ranging from $2,000 to $7,000. BAZILE and his co-defendants recruited store employees at Apple stores in Manhattan, White Plains, and New Jersey and shared the stolen information with them via email, enlisting them to purchase gift cards. In total, the ring purchased approximately $700,000 worth of gift cards at Apple stores using fraudulently obtained credit.

Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Roper, Deputy Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, handled the prosecution of the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Brenda Fischer, Chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, and Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Assistant District Attorney Francesca Rios assisted with the prosecution of this case. Investigator Erin Mulderig and former Supervising Investigator Robert Muldoon also provided valuable assistance. 
District Attorney Vance thanked Barclaycard for its assistance with the investigation. 

Defendant Information:

DEVIN BAZILE, D.O.B. 1/29/1985
Bronx, NY

•    Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 1 count

•    3-to-9 years in state prison