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Floyd County

April 25, 2013

Five face federal charges for credit card fraud

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NEW ALBANY —

“Some folks out there desperately want your identify, your mother’s identity and your children’s identity,” Johnson said. “And due to the magic of social media, millions of people are vulnerable out there. You just have to be very careful when sharing personal information.”

Hogsett and Johnson praised the work of Sam’s Club security personnel and CPD. Mark Palmer, CPD chief, previously said it will be easier to prosecute the five on a federal level.

“Education is how we can combat this,” Johnson said. “Here we had an alert clerk who contacted store security who then notified police. This is very much a success story.”

Johnson said a counterfeit bill was also found on one of the individuals.

The five have been charged with the use and possession of more than 15 counterfeit and unauthorized access devices, and the conspiracy to commit these offenses, according to a release from Hogsett’s office. If convicted, they each face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and up to three years supervised release at the end of their sentence.

 

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