Chicago Native Sentenced for Possessing Fraudulent Credit Cards
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on August 11, 2016, Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf sentenced Aisha Morgan to 3 years’ probation, and ordered her to pay $13,928.28 in restitution. Morgan must also complete 20 hours of community service.
A car driven and occupied by Aisha Morgan and Cornesha Kelly was stopped by law enforcement in Lancaster County, Nebraska, on March 28, 2015. In their car was found 346 counterfeit/unauthorized access devices and 258 gift cards from Walmart, Walgreens, and Dollar General. The 346 unauthorized access devices were encoded with stolen credit card information from 91 different financial institutions in many states and 13 foreign countries.
Subsequent investigation found that Aisha Morgan and Cornesha Kelly possessed and used counterfeit/unauthorized access devices on March 26, 2015, in Omaha, Blair, Papillion, LaVista, Bellevue, and Fremont Nebraska. Then on March 27, 2015, in Fremont, Lincoln, Crete, Seward, York, and Grand Island Nebraska. Finally, on March 28, 2015, in Grand Island, Hastings, Aurora, and York Nebraska, before being stopped in Lancaster County, Nebraska headed back east. During the three-day span in Nebraska they attempted to pass cards on 123 occasions at Walmart, Walgreens and Dollar General, 75 were successful at 40 different locations resulting in 240 purchases totaling $15,886.74 (mostly gift cards).
This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.