Peter Jackson’s credit card fraudster jailed

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Wellington: A man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison after billing nearly 250,000 dollars in bogus charges to Sir Peter Jackson’s credit card.

Richard Berry, owner of the Michigan Toy Soldier Company in Royal Oak, made the fraudulent charges after Jackson used his American Express card in 2007 to buy items from the toy store, reports stuff.co.nz.

The store specializes in historical miniature models of toy soldiers and other figures.

Court records show that after Jackson made his purchase, Berry then submitted NZ 246,025 dollars, in unauthorized charges to Jackson’s card.

This is not Berry’s first. He has also previously had a conviction for similar credit fraud from 1993.This is not Berry’s first. He has also previously had a conviction for similar credit fraud from 1993.

Despite his pleas to remain free, Berry was sentenced by US District Court Judge Robert Cleland, who also gave Berry three years` probation, the Detroit Free Press reported.

ANI