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New York man pleads guilty to role in credit card fraud scheme

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Dante Callum, 38, originally from New York, pled guilty to credit card fraud in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Callum unlawfully purchased stolen credit card numbers. He then conspired with another individual to fabricate debit cards using the stolen credit card numbers. Callum would use the fabricated debit cards to purchase legitimate gift cards from a variety of retail outlets. He would then sell the gift cards in exchange for authentic United States currency.

Callum pled guilty to an Information charging him with one count of “Fraud Related to Access Devices.” 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio County, West Virginia Sheriff’s Department and the United States Secret Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated April 11, 2016

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