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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Using Counterfeit Credit Cards

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

PORTLAND, Maine: A Bowie, Maryland man pleaded guilty today in federal court to using counterfeit credit cards, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

According to court records, in December 2018, Charles Harris, 37, and his co-defendant, Bryan Boley, used counterfeit credit cards at Maine retail outlets. The credit card numbers were purchased online.

Harris faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also faces up to three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. Harris’s co-defendant Boley was sentenced on November 15, 2019, to 22 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

The U.S. Secret Service; the Maine State Police; and the Auburn, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth and Yarmouth Police Departments investigated the case.


Jeanne D. Semivan
Special Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated December 8, 2020

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