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Bank Robbery in Medford Square

Magic Factory Sentencing Details Outlined

Harry Levy will serve a two year prison sentence starting in October.

Full details of the sentencing for Harry Levy were outlined in a court docket entry made Wednesday.

Levy, the owner Hank Lee's Magic Factory in Medford, won't have to report to prison for his two year sentence until Oct. 29, according to court records. A federal judge has recommended he serve his term at Fort Dix, a minimum security federal prison in New Jersey, and that he particpate in mental health care.

Levy was sentenced last week on charges of credit card fraud and issuing false statements stemming from making 134 false charges totalling over $560,000 to a customers credit card over two years, then lying to investigators who looked into them.

On Sept. 6 U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris handed him a sentence of two years in federal prison beginning Oct. 29 and two years supervised release. His sentence also calls he pay restitution to the victim and a $6,000 fine to the government, according to Wednesday's docket entry. Saris recommended to the Board of Parole that Levy serve his term at Fort Dix prison, but it the placement is ultimately up to the board.

The victim's credit card company was able to recover about $130,000 in fraudulent charges, leaving about $430,000 to be repaid, according to court records. Levy made an initial payment of $12,207.75 to the victim on the day of his sentencing, according to the docket entry.

Leading up to sentencing, prosecutors had sought a 30 month prison term and a fine of about $60,000, while Levy's attorney argued for six months in a halfway house and six month house arrest.

Read more on the case here.

Kelly September 14, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I was a victim of credit card faud and my family suffered as we were buying our home as a result. He should pay the victim and those who had to investigate and incarcerate him. These are far from victimless crimes.
Frank September 26, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Disgusting
Crank Fillery October 21, 2012 at 05:56 AM
But did he victimize YOU? No? He'll pay his debt....no one said these are victimless crimes. Calm down.
Crank Fillery October 21, 2012 at 05:57 AM
What is, exactly?
Ray December 03, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Stealing is
Ray December 03, 2012 at 08:06 PM
He hurt somebody and should pay them back and the police back for wasting their time
Jerry December 26, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Aron his son now goes all over the Patch with his great knowledge telling the rest of us how to live.
Jerry December 26, 2012 at 03:41 PM
You calm down little boy
Aron Levy December 26, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Jerry, I'm entitled to my opinion. Just like you're entitled to stalk and insult me. Unlike you, I don't keep deleting and creating new accounts every few days.
Josef April 03, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Any victims been paid back yet?
Aron Levy May 22, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Yes. Any and all victims have been fully remunerated.

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