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Ryan Minter

Former WIU Student Sentenced for Cheating Amtrak

Oct 12, 2020

A federal judge sentenced a former Western Illinois University student to 18 months in prison for one count of wire fraud.

Trial is now set for September for a former student at Western Illinois University accused of cheating Amtrak. Federal prosecutors say 23 year old Ryan Minter from Calumet City, Illinois used stolen credit card information to buy Amtrak tickets online, sold them to students at a discount, and then kept the money.