Tuesday
March
28
2017
8:12 pm
Weather
 
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
 
Man pleads no contest to credit card fraud
February 17, 2017, 05:00 AM

A Foster City man who defrauded a credit card company of more than $84,000 pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony grand theft, San Mateo County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Luis Hernandez-Sanchez, 46, was sentenced to a year in jail and five years of supervised probation.

Hernandez-Sanchez will appear in court again on April 4 to hear what restitution he’ll have to make.

Prosecutors said the fraud began in September 2012 when Hernandez-Sanchez opened a Capital One credit card account in his name and then added a phony authorized user.

Hernandez-Sanchez used a fake Social Security number to add the phony user. He paid the minimum monthly amount on the cards so that the phony user could eventually open lines of credit under their own name, but he did not pay the bills on those accounts, prosecutors said.

Because credit card companies don’t have a way to verify that a Social Security number matches the account holder’s name and other account details, they have no way to hold a person responsible for the unpaid charges.

Hernandez-Sanchez’s scheme ended last September. He has credit for 305 days served, according to prosecutors.

Defense attorney Brandon Douglass, who is representing Hernandez-Sanchez, was not immediately available for comment.

 

 

Tags: hernandez, sanchez, credit, prosecutors, account, phony,


Other stories from today:

Man arrested after lurking around school
Two-hour parking limit approved for Second Avenue’s northwest side
Trump airs grievances: In unprecedented fashion for a president, Trump rips into press at news conference
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  | 
<< Back
 
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think on-demand ride companies like Uber and Lyft are helping with the area's traffic congestion?

Definitely helping
Helping in some circumstances
Not helping
Would help more if drivers wouldn't clog already congested areas
Not sure

 

 
 
 
 
Trump tosses Obama’s ’clean’ energy plan, embraces coal
WASHINGTON — Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President D..
White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from program..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2017 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County probate notices