Two men sentenced on credit card theft charges




KINGSTON – A Kingston man has been sentenced to 3 ½ to seven years in state prison for his involvement in the theft of customer credit card information while working as a sales associate at the Staples store in Kingston.
Shawn McMillian, whose criminal history includes a prior felony conviction, made over $26,000 in fraudulent charges to those credit card accounts. His March 8 sentencing in Ulster County Court also ordered him to pay restitution.
McMillian’s co-defendant and fellow worker, Nerville Thomas, pled guilty to criminal possession of stolen property on December 10, 2015. Thomas, who had no criminal history, made roughly $12,000 in fraudulent charges.  He was sentenced on March 10 to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution.
Both men used stolen credit card information to purchase American Express and Visa gift cards, which were used to buy personal items.
They were both fired from Staples when the losses were discovered.

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