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Twelfth Individual Sentenced To Prison For Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

September 5, 2012

Orlando, FL - U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II sentenced Nancy Major (26, Ft. Lauderdale) today to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. She is the twelfth individual sentenced for participating in a Central Florida credit card fraud conspiracy.

According to court documents, the conspiracy took place between about May 2010 and March 2011, and resulted in the fraudulent use of more than 6,000 individuals' credit card information and more than $1.1 million in fraudulent purchases. The fraud in this case was discovered when agents learned that the computer servers of a hotel in San Diego, California had been compromised, or “hacked,” and thousands of credit card numbers and related identification information had been stolen. Agents later learned that the stolen credit card numbers were being used at retail stores throughout Central Florida and elsewhere in the United States. The conspirators in Central Florida purchased the stolen credit card information, over the Internet, from a conspirator based in Azerbaijan. The conspirators sent international wire transfers to Azerbaijan to pay for the stolen credit card information.

Once the conspirators purchased the stolen credit card information, they used device making equipment, such as re-encoding machines and computer software, to re-encode blank gift cards with the stolen credit card information. The conspirators then used the re-encoded gift cards at retail stores to purchase actual gift cards and other merchandise.

Judge Antoon II previously sentenced eleven others for their participation in the credit card fraud conspiracy. Chad Warner was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison and Gary Washington was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison. Victor Lindsey, Erica Roberson, and Nancy Major were each sentenced to 60 months in federal prison. Stacie Glapion was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison. Jenna Larson and Ceaundra Thomas were each sentenced to 38 months in federal prison. Olivia Embry and Cassandra Navarro were each sentenced to 34 months in federal prison. Paige Savant was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, and Brandy Cannon was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Each individual had a particular role in the conspiracy, from leaders, such as Chad Warner, to the persons who entered the retail stores and used the counterfeit credit cards, such as Nancy Major.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Irick.









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