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June 09, 2016

Delco man sentenced for running massive fake credit card ring

AG: Havertown resident used money on shoes, cars and vacations

Identity Theft Sentencing
Lovell A. Davis III Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office/Source

Lovell A. Davis III.

A Delaware County man has been sentenced for being at the helm of a massive identity theft ring, authorities announced earlier this week.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said Lovell A. Davis III, 36, of Havertown, will spend three to six years in state prison for running the conspiracy.

Investigators said Davis led a group that manufactured hundreds of fraudulent credit cards and matching ID cards.

He sent his associates to financial institutions, where they were able to get cash advances on the cards, according to prosecutors.

The Attorney General's Office said Davis' co-conspirators were located across the country, including in Nevada, New York, Maryland, Illinois and California.

Davis used the money from the conspiracy to buy lavish shoes, handbags, car rentals, hotel stays and vacations, authorities said.

Other conspirators in the case have either already been sentenced or are awaiting further court proceedings, the Attorney General's Office said.