LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for stealing credit and debit card account numbers and profile information to spend on Las Vegas Strip show tickets and gift certificates, totaling over $500,000.
According to court documents, from about October 25, 2016 to September 30, 2017, Shaun Patrick Anderson (39) stole credit and debit card account numbers and victims’ personal identifying information. He used the stolen account numbers to purchase approximately $503,842.30 in Las Vegas Strip show tickets and gift certificates.
Anderson pleaded guilty on November 1, 2019 to one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, one count of use or trafficking of unauthorized access devices, and three counts of aggravated identity theft. In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon ordered Anderson to pay $503,842.30 in restitution.
During the course of the investigation in this case, law enforcement discovered nearly 1,300 files of child pornography on Anderson’s devices. In October 2021, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. The statutory maximum penalty that Anderson faces for the child pornography charge is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Anderson is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan in February 2022.
Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Simon Kung prosecuted the case.