DALLAS, Tx. – A Dallas, Texas woman was sentenced to four and a half years in Federal prison for nearly 20-years of selling stolen merchandise on Ebay.
Kim Richardson, 63, admitted to a multi-million dollar interstate theft ring, Department of Justice officials said. Richardson pleaded guilty on December 17, 2019, to shoplifting from numerous retail stores as she traveled throughout the United States from August 2000 to April 2019. Once merchandise was obtained, Richardson would sell the merchandise on Ebay accepting payment through PayPal and shipping it through UPS, USPS, Or FedEx.
According to the complaint, Richardson used shoplifting tools to disable security devices and would leave the store with merchandise carried in a large black bag. Ebay buyers paid around $3.8 million to four Paypal accounts belonging to Richardson. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Richardson was sentenced to 54 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $3.8 million in restitution.
Richardson will be voluntarily surrendering to a Federal Prison on a date and location to be determined.
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