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Federal Authorities Successfully Prosecute Defendant in $190,000.00 Credit Card Fraud Scam

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

United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Court Senior Judge William H. Steele sentenced Jonathan Jernigan on June 6, 2017. Jernigan was sentenced to 5 years on probation and ordered to pay the total amount of loss, for wire fraud in violation of 18 USC § 1343. Jernigan, worked as the Children’s Medical Group’s financial manager, illegally used the company credit card for personal expenditures. He also illegally used the company’s bank accounts for personal gain without authorization. Jernigan’s scheme was discovered when Children’s Medical Group attempted to purchase vaccines and their credit card was declined. Children’s Medical Group began investigating their finances and discovered Jernigan’s actions.


An audit identified unauthorized charges on Jernigan’s assigned PNC Bank card. Some of the charges included expenditures of $8794; $7570: and $3340 at Diamonds Men’s Club in Mobile, Alabama. The loss is estimated to be more than $190,000.


The United States Secret Service (USSS) and the Mobile Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Baugh prosecuted the case for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated June 12, 2017