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Grand Island Woman Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – On January 4, 2019, United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced that Lendardra Griffin (29, Grand Island, FL) pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized access device fraud, for her role in a credit card fraud scheme. Griffin faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison for each count.

According to the plea agreement, Griffin participated in a scheme to obtain credit cards by using stolen personal identifying information (“PII”) and then using the fraudulently obtained credit cards to obtain cash, gift cards, and retail items.  Griffin, and the individuals that she aided and abetted, obtained PII from victims, obtained credit cards in those victims’ names or linked to the victims’ accounts, and then used those credit cards to obtain money and items of value at various banks and retail stores. Griffin’s conduct, and the conduct she aided and abetted, is estimated to have resulted in a total loss of at least $478,000. The investigation and prosecution of others involved in this credit card fraud scheme continues.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the United States Secret Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dana E. Hill.

Updated January 28, 2019

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft