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Iowa Woman Pleads to Using Fraudulent Credit Card

May27, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jeannie Swanson, age 27, of Des Moines, Iowa, appeared before US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on May 27, 2001, and pled guilty to Count II of a Superseding Indictment that charged her with Conspiracy to use Counterfeit Access Devices. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In June 2010, at Rapid City, Swanson knowingly used an altered, fraudulent credit card linked to another person to pay for car repairs. The investigation was conducted by the US Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Rapid City Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for August 26, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.




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