WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to his role in a credit card scam that racked up almost $166,000 in debt has avoided prison time.
Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Janzayb Khan, of Waterbury, was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution. He pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making a false oath in a bankruptcy proceeding.
Authorities say Kahn provided his personal information to a co-conspirator who used it to obtain 31 credit cards in Khan’s name from more than a dozen financial institutions. The credit applications often inflated Khan’s income in order to get larger lines of credit.
The cards were then quickly maxed out, and Khan tried to declare bankruptcy, which was denied.
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He apologized in court.