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July 11, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWO DEFENDANTS INDICTED FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD
More Than $100,000 in Losses Incurred
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted Ronald Louis Coleman, age 58, of Baltimore, and Mark Henry Hunter, age 36, of Owings Mills, Maryland today for credit card fraud, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the one-count indictment and the affidavit in support of search warrant, from June 2005 to June 2006, Coleman used various telephones to contact American Express. Posing as an American Express employee, he would change the mailing address of American Express credit cards issued to third parties unconnected to the scheme and then request that replacement credit cards be mailed. Then both defendants used the replacement credit cards at ATMs to obtain cash. More than $100,000 in fraud losses were incurred under this scheme.
The defendants face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Baltimore City Police Department. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Kay, who is prosecuting the case.
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