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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 10, 2017

Hardin County, Kentucky, Resident And Others Charged With Possessing And Using Multiple Counterfeit Credit Cards And Possessing The Equipment To Make The Fraudulent Cards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Hardin County, Kentucky resident and others, were arraigned in United States District Court today, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, on multiple charges of possessing and using counterfeit credit cards and possessing the equipment to make the fraudulent cards announced United States Attorney John E, Kuhn, Jr.

 

Nkoski Kofibabafemi Kmt, Ahkim Volcy, (both of Henry, county, Georgia), Taray Riley, of Hardin County, and Javier Burbon, of Chicago, were charged in a six count federal grand jury indictment this week and following their arraignment today, remain in federal custody.

 

According to an Affidavit in support of a criminal complaint, the alleged us of the counterfeit credit cards is charged from January 28, 2017, to February 1, 2017 in Hardin County.

 

On January 28, 2017, the Elizabethtown Police Department receive a complaint that the charged defendants were at the Kroger Fuel Pumps on Towne Drive. They were driving automobiles with out of state tags from Georgia and Indiana and were allegedly attempting to use multiple credit cards with multiple, different, state IDs matching their credit cards.

 

On January 31, 2017, the Elizabethtown Police Department received another complaint from the same Kroger location, advising that the same two vehicles were back and several subjects were attempting to purchase gift cards, using credit cards. The vehicle descriptions and vehicle tags were the same as before.

 

On February 1, 2017, officers with the Radcliff Police Department located the two vehicles at a home off Shelton Road in Radcliff. A search warrant was obtained and multiple credit cards, card blanks, card reader/scanners, a laptop and an embosser, as well as fraudulent credit cards and identifications.

 

If convicted at trial, the defendants could be sentenced to up to 10 years for each charge of using and possessing more than 15 counterfeit credit cards, and fifteen years for possession of equipment to make counterfeit credit cards.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney H. Joseph Pinto III, and is being investigated by the United States Secret Service with assistance from the Elizabethtown and Radcliff Police Departments.

 

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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated February 10, 2017