Robert Hill, of Roswell, Georgia, was a successful seller on the consumer to consumer sales site, eBay, selling more than $9 million in merchandise over 10 years from his eBay store, atlantis_discount_ warehouse_llc. The problem for Mr. Hill, however, is that the merchandise–including computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, Wii game systems, cameras, golf clubs, and tools–was stolen. Hill worked with a group of accomplices who would obtain credit cards in the names of innocent individuals using fake drivers’ licenses and then purchase the items from large retailers, including Walmart, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, Target, Best Buy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Hill was sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Hill would purchase the stolen goods for about 60 percent of their retail value.
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