Former Citibank Employee Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Marquise Dahryan Newman (25, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to access device (credit card) fraud. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison. As part of his plea agreement, Newman agreed to pay restitution to Citibank. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, in 2014, Newman was an employee of Citibank. As part of his job, he had access to Citibank customers’ credit and debit card information. In late 2014, Newman improperly accessed the customer information for A.G. and obtained a debit card for the account. After successfully obtaining the debit card on that account, Newman then improperly accessed the credit and debit card information for 50 more customers. In an effort to cover his criminal conduct, Newman put false notes into customers’ accounts indicating that the customers had contacted Citibank and stated that they intended to make large purchases in the near future. Thereafter, Newman used the stolen information to make multiple online purchases of merchandise.
This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service - Jacksonville Field Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.