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Indiana Man sentenced to 5 years for Credit Card Fraud By a Federal Judge

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A Michigan man arrested in Evansville in 2017 in connection to a credit card fraud ring has been sentenced to five years in prison by a federal judge, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

Derek Knight, 25, of Canton, Michigan, pleaded guilty to five counts, court records indicate.

In October 2017, Knight was arrested in Evansville after a traffic stop along with 26-year-old Dylan Garrett.

Officers found 83 credit cards in the vehicle under six different names.

Knight bought credit and debit numbers on the dark web, a portion of the internet inaccessible to search engines and often associated with illegal behavior, and used them to make fraudulent cards. 

He reportedly led a group that used the cards more than 100 times in 13 states, including Indiana. The group racked up around $107,000 in purchases.

Garrett already pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison, according to the release.

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