A Philadelphia bar owner was sentenced to 3 and 1/2 years of prison for racking up more than $87,000 in fraudulent credit card charges at his bar, Fairmont & Co, formerly known as Brown Street Pub..
The owner, Michael Hoffner, pleaded guilty to wire card after admitting he did steal credit card numbers to make purchases at his bar.
The charges were made to credit and debit cards issued by American Express, Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, ACNB and the State Employees Credit Union of Maryland. The average charge was more than $2,000 and cardholders were not aware of the charges. The proceeds went into a bank account controlled by Hoffner, prosecutors said.