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former monroe resident sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from credit card company

October 18, 2013

MONROE, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Durar Mohammed Judeh, 48, of Tupelo, Miss., was sentenced on October 7, 2013 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. James, to 15 months in prison and five years of supervised release for bank fraud.  He was also ordered to pay $101,280 in restitution.  He pleaded guilty May 29, 2013.

In April 2008, Chase Bankcard Services alerted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that nine credit cards listed for addresses in Monroe had been opened fraudulently.  Judeh admitted to using a relative’s personal information to open the accounts and deposited money into an account he controlled, using the cards to steal more than $101,280.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.

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