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Credit card fraud and identity theft charges filed against man

July 2, 2012


Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that an information was filed against Hamlet Rodriguez, age 25, of Blacklick, Ohio.

The information charges Rodriguez with various counts of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft occurring between December 2011 and May 2012.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including each defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, each defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the United States Secret Service, Toledo, Ohio. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gene Crawford.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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