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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indictment Charges Trio In Counterfeit Credit Card Operation

PHILADELPHIA - Rahim Henderson, 38, Tian Larode, 34, and Waliyda Henderson, 33, all of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by indictment, unsealed today, with running a counterfeit credit card manufacturing operation, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  All three defendants were charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, and access device fraud.  Rahim Henderson was also charged with multiple counts of aggravated identity theft.

 

According to the indictment, Rahim Henderson manufactured counterfeit credit cards and he and his co-conspirators used them at commercial establishments in the Philadelphia region.

 

If convicted of all charges, Rahim Henderson faces a mandatory minimum term of two years in prison with a maximum statutory sentence of 74 years in prison, a fine of up to $3 million, a special assessment of $1,200, and three years of supervised release; Tian Larode faces a maximum statutory sentence of 35 years in prison, a fine of up to $750,000, a special assessment of $300, and three years of supervised release; and Waliyda Henderson faces a maximum statutory sentence of 35 years in prison, a fine of up to $750,000, a special assessment of $300, and three years of supervised release.

 

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Philadelphia Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James A. Petkun.

 

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated September 4, 2015