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Georgia Man Facing Fraud and Identity Theft Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – A Georgia resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and access device fraud, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The three-count indictment, returned on July 18, named Khambrel Coleman, 31, of Johns Creek, Georgia, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, Coleman used and attempted to use counterfeit credit cards in in-person transactions at bank locations to obtain unauthorized cash advances on credit card accounts of other individuals. The Indictment additionally charges that, on or about January 10, 2017, Coleman unlawfully possessed and used the credit card number of another person to obtain an unauthorized cash advance at a Citizens Bank branch in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 42 years in prison, a fine of $1,500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Adam N. Hallowell is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 19, 2017

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