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New York man charged with credit card fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Charles Manu, 23, of Bronx, New York, with credit card fraud, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Manu was discovered in June 2015 in possession of multiple credit cards and gift cards that had been unlawfully recoded or reprogrammed with new account information. He is charged with one count of “Possession of Unauthorized Access Device.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police and the United States Secret Service are investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 4, 2016

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