ATLANTA / CNN — Four people were sentenced to federal prison for buying over a million dollars’ worth of cigarettes with stolen credit cards.
Mamadou Sow, Demarcus Myree, Boubacar Tivalo, and Jacob James are accused of using dozens of credit cards to buy $1.7 million worth of cigarettes at multiple Sam’s Clubs throughout Atlanta. They had signed up for memberships in their names and aliases, officials said.
The crimes spanned from Sept. 2018 to Nov. 2018.
“Identity theft wreaks havoc on the lives of individuals and compromises the financial security of victims,” Acting U.S. Attorney...