Erie Man Charged with Fraud
ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of access device fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment named Joshua Raymond Raines, 22, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, Raines made online purchases with compromised credit card accounts that were issued by the Army Air Force Exchange Service.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Christine A. Sanner is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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