CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction for identity theft?
On appeal defendant challenged the sufficient of the evidence for the convictions of identity theft involving more than 3 victims and for possession of a credit card reencoding device. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld defendant convictions noting that: (1) defendant engaged in multiple fraudulent transactions at or near the airport in the weeks preceding the disputed transaction; (2) defendant had a prior association with the principal who used the 4th victim’s credit card; (3) defendant traveled with the principal and another associate on that same date; (4) the principal used a fraudulent credit card to purchase a laptop for defendant as well as other items for their mail associate; and (5) defendant and his associates agreed to a payment arrangement for online purchases. Affirmed.
State v. Abdirahman, A20-0070, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.