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Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty In Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Beltsville, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Florence K. Olatunji, 21, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that in October 2009, Olatunji conspired to traffic in and use counterfeit credit cards at stores in Western Pennsylvania.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for March 9, 2012.  The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Olatunji.

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