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Access Device Fraud Charged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2012

 

Shantashi Cooper, 36, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with one count of access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that Cooper, a former employee of T-Mobile, used approximately 47 different credit card accounts belonging to T-Mobile customers to make approximately $8,382.15 worth of payments on her own T-Mobile account. The indictment further alleges that Cooper used the credit card account number of S.W. without S.W.’s authorization to commit access device fraud.

If convicted the defendant faces a minimum mandatory sentence of two years with a maximum possible sentence of 17 years in prison, three years supervised release, a fine of up to $500,000, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark B. Dubnoff.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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