A Carbondale man was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of continuing a financial crimes enterprise for purchasing and using stolen credit card numbers.
According to a news release from Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, LeVonta T. Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty to the charge in August.
After a Carbondale Police Department investigation, Johnson was found with about 100 stolen credit card numbers, expiration dates, security codes, names of cardholders, their addresses and phone numbers, which he had purchased from websites using bitcoin. The release said Johnson either used the stolen credit card numbers himself to make purchases, or distributed the information to others.
Johnson was sentenced to four years in Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by two years of mandatory supervised release, but he is eligible for the Illinois Impact Incarceration Program, also known as boot camp.
The program allows eligible offenders to go through the military program in about six months in place of the original prison sentence. If an offender does not complete the program, he returns to IDOC to serve the remainder of his sentence.
— The Southern