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Mark White, age 41, and Dyan S. Carmack, age 24, both of Pittsburgh, Indicted on Charges of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2012

 

A federal grand jury in Cleveland returned a two-count indictment charging Mark White, age 41, and Dyan S. Carmack, age 24, both of Pittsburgh, with fraud in connection with access devices (credit card fraud) and aggravated identity theft, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The Indictment charges that between on or about July 15, 2011, and on or about August 13, 2011, White and Carmack trafficked in or used one or more unauthorized access devices (credit accounts at Zales, Jared Jewelers, Kay Jewelers, Victoria Secret, The Gap, Macy’s, Home Depot and Sears) during the same time period to obtain goods and services valued at approximately $78,032.47.

The indictment further charges the defendants with knowingly transferring, possessing and using, the means of identification of one or more other individuals, without lawful authority, during and in relation to the offense of credit card fraud.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any, the defendants’ respective role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Kern, Identity Theft Coordinator for the Cleveland U.S. Attorney’s Office, following an investigation by the Cleveland Office of the United States Secret Service and the Beachwood Police Department.

An indictment 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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