Trio Sentenced In Credit CardScheme

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ORLANDO, Fla. - (07/14/05) -- Two cousins were sentenced to atleast three years in prison for a credit card scheme that bilkedseveral credit unions out of more than $90,000. The cousins,Trevino Naki Gray, 30, and Michelle Davis, 23, used the Internet tobuy stolen credit card numbers from people in Russia, Estonia andUkraine, then embossed blank cards with the numbers before usingthe cards to wrack up $200,000 in purchases at Wal-Mart, Kmart andother stores between 2003 and 2004. Among the victims was a memberof Weyerhaeuser Employees' CU, Longview, Wash., whose card was usedto charge thousands of dollars of goods. Gray was sentenced to 43months in prison and Davis to 37 months, earning a reduced sentencefor her cooperation with investigators. A third defendant, SabrinaJackson, 38, was sentenced last month to 27 months in prison. Thethree were also ordered to pay $92,377 in restitution, most of itto credit unions.

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