CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to using fraudulently obtained gift cards to buy over $2,000 in merchandise.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 37-year-old Yuriy Khalabuda, of Ukraine, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in September.
Court documents say Khalabuda used scanned images of Best Buy cards on his cellphone to buy Apple products from a Best Buy store in Salem, New Hampshire, last year. A store employee saw him scan the images and notified the police.
Later that day, Khalabuda was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license. Police got a warrant to search his cellphone and found texts showing that he knew the gift cards had been obtained fraudulently.
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