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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 01, 2011

DALLAS COUNTY MAN GUILTY OF CREDIT CARD FRAUD IN EAST TEXAS

TYLER, Texas – A 41-year-old Garland, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Ricky Dale Cox pleaded guilty to access device fraud today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, between December 2009 and December 2010, Cox used fraudulent credit card numbers in an attempt to purchase gift cards and other merchandise from various retailers.  Cox was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 2, 2011 and charged with federal violations.

Cox faces up to five years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

              This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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