(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Two Georgia men have been sentenced by a federal judge in Louisiana in a gift card scheme that bilked Walmart and other businesses nationwide of hundreds of thousands of dollars through identity theft and wire fraud.
Derrick Nathaniel Hartfield, 46, of Smyrna, and Rico Carty Clemons, 48, of Riverdale, received prison time and were ordered to pay restitution.
The men pleaded guilty in May. They admitted that they used illegally obtained retail store gift cards and applied for credit/debit cards using other people's identities.
Hartfield was sentenced to 60 months in prison, four years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine for wire fraud. He also received 24 months in prison, two years of supervised released and a $5,000 fine for aggravated identity theft. The two prison terms will be served consecutively and the supervised release will be served concurrently.