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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO – BRANDON HARPER, St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of credit card fraud in federal court this morning.  With his plea, Harper admitted to charging $11,400 to the credit card account of another person without that person’s knowledge or consent.  Harper purchased prepaid debit cards for himself at the Maplewood Sam’s Club store on March 4, 2013. 

Harper pled guilty to one felony count of credit card fraud before U.S. District Judge John A. Ross.  Sentencing has been set for July 31, 2014.

He now faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $250,000.  Restitution to the victims is also mandatory. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges. 

The case was investigated by the Maplewood Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Updated March 19, 2015