Career Criminal, Steven A. Finkler , Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Offenses
(STL.News) John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN A. FINKLER, also known as Andrew Finkler, 56, last residing in New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to 96 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for credit card fraud and identity theft offenses.
Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the sentencing occurred via videoconference.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in August 2017, Finkler stole credit cards from two of his employer’s customers and used the cards to make more than 40 fraudulent charges in Connecticut and New York. The charges included Finkler’s purchase of jewelry for his girlfriend, Apple products and electronic devices, and other high-end consumer and retail goods for either himself or his friends. The total loss to the victims was $20,867.73.
In September 2018, Finkler, using another individual’s identity, opened a membership at a fitness center with gym locations throughout Connecticut. Finkler also used the same stolen identity to create accounts with mobile device payment applications.