MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A United States District Court judge sentenced a 41-year-old St. Paul man to 36 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to being involved in a bank fraud scheme, the Justice Department said.

Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Riccardo Box on one count of bank fraud conspiracy and one count of aggravated identity theft.

In a plea agreement, Box admitted that from March 2008 to November 2009 he used information he gained from customers at the financial services company where he worked. He took customer’s personal information and supplied it to his co-conspirators, who used it get credit cards and make purchases.

The Justice Department said that 10 victims had their information stolen, resulting in losses of $184,459.

Comments (7)
  1. jackactionhero says:

    Why only 36 months? This type of crime has to be stopped. Any creep who does this to someone should lose a leg or his thumbs or something in addition to a longer prison term. Committing a crime like this is not just a mistake or a lapse in judgment.

    1. charlie says:

      I agree but he did not rob with a gun.

      1. jackactionhero says:

        That is not relevant here.

        1. JBS says:

          You need to move to Iran for the “justice” that you advocate.

          1. jackactionhero says:

            So you don’t mind people stealing your information in order to steal your money and ruin you financially?

            They should just get a light sentence and probation? Are you the defendant in this case?

            1. JBS says:

              What planet are you from believing its okay for the govermenet to chop off a leg or thumbs?

  2. j speedbag64 says:

    36 months what a joke….hoping somebody makes him wear lipstick and pounds the hell out of him for 36 months….

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