BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN TO SERVE 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD
On October 1, 2012 Anthony Allen O’Quinn was sentenced to 140 years in prison for the fraudulent use of a Dickenson County man’s credit card. The Court suspended 130 years of this sentence on the condition that O’Quinn serve 10 years of incarceration and successfully complete a period of probation upon his release.
During the sentencing hearing, the prosecution pointed out that O’Quinn had a significant criminal history and had been convicted of crimes similar to those before the court. The Commonwealth further argued that while O’Quinn had received a lengthy sentence in Dickenson County for burglary, the Commonwealth was requesting a significant prison sentence for the crimes committed within Buchanan County.
When asked for comment, Arrington responded that “I promised our community that if elected, I would target repeat offenders, and whenever possible, I would seek lengthy sentences. I feel that this case is yet another example of my administration keeping our promises to the community and putting a career criminal in prison for a very long time.”