Brooklyn Man Sentenced to Four Years in Jail for Conspiring to Rob Home Improvement Store

NEWARK – A Brooklyn, New York man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for conspiring to rob a home improvement stores with stolen credit card information, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Omar Doolittle, 38, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to commit bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From July 2017 through August 2018, Doolittle and his conspirators placed online orders with a home improvement store using stolen credit card information and arranged to pick up those goods in person at various store locations throughout New Jersey and New York.

Doolittle and his conspirators would pick up the goods using dozens of false or stolen identities and would then return the goods at different store locations or sell the goods at a discount to third parties for cash.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced Doolittle to five years of supervised release. Restitution will be determined at a later date.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Inspector in Charge James Buthorn, with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.