Costa Mesa man guilty of using stolen credit cards in Vegas

A Costa Mesa man was convicted of identity theft and other federal offenses in a credit card scheme targeting Vietnamese people, authorities said Monday.

Hung Van Tieu, 62, was convicted of two counts of credit card fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy after a three-day trial last week, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

Authorities said Tieu would call credit cards impersonating the cardholder and request a new card be sent to the cardholder's home. Tieu would then intercept the card before it could ever reach the actual cardholder and use it to withdraw thousands in cash at Las Vegas hotels and make luxury purchases.

He is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 30. Tieu faces two to 32 years in federal prison.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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