MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 39-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 17 years in federal prison for using stolen credit cards to obtain cash and make purchases — one of the cards belonged to a local FBI agent.

Milton Carlton Rucker Jr. was sentenced to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, one count of being a felon in possession, and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Evidence presented at trial proved that Rucker conspired to break into cars to steal credit cards and the personal identification of others for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining money from financial institutions and merchandise from retailers.

On July 22, 2011, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Rucker broke into a vehicle owned by a FBI agent and stole a duffel bag that contained the agent’s duty weapon and badge as well as his credentials, personal credit cards, a watch, and other items of value. Within an hour, one of the stolen credit cards was used at a gas station and was attempted to be used at a local Target store.


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