Mar 17, 2023

N.J. man sentenced after fraudulent purchase of Neb. skid steer

Posted Mar 17, 2023 11:30 AM

U.S. Attorney's Office

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Kyle A. Halsey, 33, of Elizabeth, N.J., was sentenced on March 15 by the United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher to 24 months imprisonment for illegal transaction with an access device. After his release from prison, Halsey will begin a three-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system. Halsey was also ordered to pay restitution of $2,544.24. 

In February 2022, Halsey used a credit card that belonged to another person to purchase a skid loader and bucket from a business in Nebraska and had the equipment delivered to New Jersey.  The total for the transaction was $46,230.87, and Halsey paid with a credit card that did not belong to him.  Police in New Jersey recovered the skid loader in March 2022, while Halsey was in the process of selling it to another person.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ho-Ho-Kus and Paramus Police Departments in New Jersey.