Harvey Woman Pleads In Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that KEYIRA GABLE, age 33, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, pleaded guilty May 28, 2020 before U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents, GABLE and the other defendants engaged in a scheme to obtain merchandise and cash from stores through fraud. The defendants obtained stolen credit and debit card information, encoded it onto cards, and then used that information to purchase items at stores. The defendants would then return the items at a different store of the same chain, but they would deceive store workers in order to have the chargeback credited to their own own bank accounts. Court documents also detail how, in June 2017, GABLE was arrested by Slidell Police Department officers at a Kay Jewelers store while attempting to conduct a fraudulent transaction using stolen identification and stolen credit card information.
GABLE pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud, for which she faces a maximum penalty of five years of imprisonment. GABLE also pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory two years of imprisonment to be served consecutively with any other sentence. Both counts also carry a maximum of fine of up to $250,000.00, or twice the gross gain or gross loss caused by this scheme. Sentencing is set for September 3, 2020, before Judge Ashe.