TUESDAY 10/29/19 3:35 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — A Weston man has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of trafficking access devices after reportedly stealing Kohl’s Cash.
According to the US Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 35-year-old Robert Gordon acknowledged that from June 2018 through May 2019, he participated in a scheme to defraud Kohl’s Department Stores and its customers by getting stolen Kohl’s Cash and selling them through his Twitter account, @OfficialJigLord.
Gordon also admitted to using the Kohl’s Cash for himself.
Officials say Gordon knew the Kohl’s Cash he sold “had been stolen through credential-stuffing campaigns on Kohl’s webstore in an effort to gain unauthorized access to individual customers’ online accounts.”
The Attorney’s Office says credential-stuffing is when an individual uses a computer program to run a large database of stolen usernames and password combinations quickly to access individuals’ accounts and commit fraud.
At sentencing, Gordon faces a maximum of up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud and up to 10 years in prison for trafficking access devices.
Officials say each count carries a maximum fine of $250,000.
Wausau couple facing federal charges after stealing Kohl’s cash
FRIDAY 6/14/19 6:22 p.m.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WFRV) — A Wausau couple is facing federal charges for reportedly stealing Kohl’s Cash.
Local 5’s sister station, CBS 58, says investigators believe Robert Gordon stole code numbers from thousands of dollars worth of Kohl’s Cash.
CBS 58 says Gordon and his wife have been accused of using the Kohl’s Cash for themselves or selling it for real cash.
Both Gordon and his wife are members of the U.S. Army Reserves and live in the Wausau area, according to CBS 58.