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Syracuse man sentenced to 3 years for identity theft scheme

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Syracuse man sentenced to 3 years for identity theft scheme
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse man will spend more than three years in prison for an identify theft scheme.

A U.S. District Judge sentenced 41-year-old Maurice Pugh on Friday for aggravated identity theft and access device fraud.

Pugh and two others were arrested by the Secret Service last year for using stolen IDs to create fake credit cards which affected 400 people and 59 financial institutions.

On top of jail time, Pugh is also ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution.

The other two men, 38-year-old Kareem Highsmith of Syracuse and 28-year-old Glenn Francis of Brooklyn were previously sentenced.

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