members of multi-state credit card fraud ring convicted of conspiracy, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft | USAO-SDIN


INDIANAPOLIS — Seven people have been convicted of conspiracy to commit access device fraud, with some also being convicted of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. The defendants had already been named on their charges from 2018.

According to court documents, the defendants were part of a conspiracy with at least two objectives: to traffic and use counterfeit identity documents, including driver’s licenses and tobacco licenses, and to traffic and use stolen credit cards and large sums of cash – all to buy bulk cigarettes, electronics and other items at Sam’s Club stores and other retail outlets across the country. The plot began at least as early as January 2017 and continued through September 2018, with defendants Nfa Doumbouya, Ibrahima Diallo, Souleymane Camara, Betsy DeGracia and Anderson Tejada Rossis traveling to different locations in the United States to use maps stolen credit. elements. Conspiracy losses totaled over $3 million.

Some defendants used forged state-issued documents to open Sam’s Club memberships under names that were not their own, allowing them to purchase cigarettes in bulk. At least one defendant, Michel Lamah, worked at an Indianapolis credit card processing center and provided stolen credit cards to co-defendants. After the purchase, some of the defendants arranged to store and ship the items purchased with stolen credit cards to other locations.

The defendants pleaded guilty and were each sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon as follows:

Respondent

Phrasing

Charges)

Nfa Saidou Doumbouya, 37 years old,

Atlanta, Georgia

More than 5 years in federal prison

2 years probation

Conspiracy, fraudulent access to devices and aggravated identity theft

Ibrahima Diallo, 36, Atlanta, Georgia

More than 5 years in federal prison

2 years probation

Conspiracy, fraudulent access to devices and aggravated identity theft

Souleymane Camara, 35, Indianapolis, IN

More than 7 years in federal prison

2 years probation

Conspiracy, fraudulent access to devices and aggravated identity theft

Mamadou Magane, 32, Atlanta, Georgia

Time spent

3 years probation

Conspiracy

Betsy Marie DeGracia,

More than 2 years in federal prison

3 years probation

Conspiracy, fraudulent access to devices and aggravated identity theft

Anderson Tejada Rossis

3 years trial

Access Device Conspiracy and Fraud

Michel Lamah, 31, Indianapolis, IN

More than 3 years in federal prison

3 years probation

Access Device Conspiracy and Fraud

Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Rodney Hopkins, Inspector in Charge of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Detroit Division, made the announcement.

The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated the matter. The United States Secret Service, the United States Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Indiana State Police provided invaluable assistance.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Cindy J. Cho who prosecuted the case.

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