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The leader of an identity theft ring that used stolen credit card info to charge over $400,000 in designer duds at Saks Fifth Avenue was sentenced Thursday to two to four years in prison.
Tamara Williams, 38, copped to grand larceny, identity theft and scheme to defraud as part of a plea deal she took in Manhattan Supreme Court last January.
“She’s satisfied with the resolution,” said her defense lawyer Frank Rothman. “She got the minimum allowed.”
Williams pulled off the scheme that began in May of 2014 by recruiting three sales associates of the high-end Midtown retailer, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
She supplied her cohorts with the credit card data, Social Security numbers and birthdays of over 20 Saks customers, authorities said.
The three ex-workers used store computers to make $430,000 in fraudulent purchases using the stolen information.
The ring’s haul included a $10,000 YSL bag, a pair of $2,250 Giuseppe Zanotti boots and over 200 pairs of designer heels.
The Saks workers passed the high-end goods to accomplices posing as shoppers.
The phony buyers delivered the items to Williams who sold them on the black market, officials said.