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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Three Central Florida Men Plead Guilty To Access Device Scheme

Orlando, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Daoud Theron Jarrett (28, Kissimmee), Michael Jovan Johnson (32, Orlando), and Thonnie Edward Grisby, II (29, Orlando) each pleaded guilty to one count of access device fraud.  Each faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison.  A criminal complaint was filed against the three on August 22, 2013.

According to court documents, Jarrett, Johnson, and Grisby used fraudulent credit cards with stolen access numbers at various Wal-Mart stores in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, and Osceola Counties.  With these fraudulent credit cards, they purchased iPads, laptop computers, gift cards, and other items totaling more than $74,000.  

This case was investigated by United States Secret Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher LaForgia.

Updated January 26, 2015