Gregory Jean-Louis Sentenced to 20 Years in Debit Card Theft Scheme
(STL.News) A U.S. citizen who formerly resided in the Dominican Republic has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to steal debit cards from bank customers, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
Gregory Jean-Louis, a 46-year-old U.S. citizen living in the Dominican Republic at the time of his crime, was charged with fraud conspiracies in the Northern District of Texas and in the Southern District of Florida in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The Florida case was transferred to the Northern District of Texas, and Mr. Jean-Louis pleaded guilty in both cases to charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and access to device fraud. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor to 240 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $3.3 million in restitution to Bank of America and Citizens Bank.
During the sentencing hearing, internal investigators from Bank of America and Citizen’s Bank testified about their years-long investigation into the fraud, which revealed that the defendant and his coconspirators had victimized hundreds of customers.