Man Sentenced for Stealing Credit Cards to Buy Kevin Hart Tickets

December 20, 2016 - 12:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man will spend the next 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison after admitting to identity theft.

56-year old Leland Burks
pleaded guilty in September to one count of Identity Theft in the First Degree and one count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.

In early 2015, Burks used stolen credit card numbers to purchase tickets to the April 17, 2015 Kevin Hart performance at the First Niagara Center.  During the same time period, Burks posed as a member of Kevin Hart's entourage and booked hotel rooms in the city of Buffalo, which were also paid with stolen credit card numbers.  In total, Burks received approximately $12,710.20 in fraudulently obtained goods and services.

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