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Middle District of Florida

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Orlando Man Convicted Of Credit Card Fraud

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury has found Akeitha Mumtaz Warner (29, Orlando) guilty of possessing 15 or more counterfeit access devices (credit cards) with the intent to defraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 3, 2017. Warner and his co-defendant, Ricardo Delgado-George (29, Kissimmee), were indicted on October 12, 2016. Delgado-George pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges on December 19, 2016, and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 13, 2017.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Warner and Delgado-George were stopped by an Osceola County Sheriff’s deputy and found to be in possession of more than 100 counterfeit credit and debit cards, hundreds of account numbers, and equipment that could be used to re-encode cards. Both men admitted to using counterfeit cards at various central Florida stores and gas stations.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.

Financial Fraud
Updated January 12, 2017