Kentucky Man Sentenced in Counterfeit Credit Card Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 18, 2013|
TOPEKA, KS—A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, to be followed by a year on supervised release, after pleading guilty in a counterfeit credit card case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Craig C. Harris, 38, Louisville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a device for making credit cards. In his plea, Harris admitted that the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped the car he was driving on October 29, 2012, in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. A search of the car turned up a Custom Card System CCS2300 credit card embossing machine and 11 envelopes containing pre-paid Ready Debit Visa credit cards bearing the names of various individuals. In addition, investigators found four American Express Optima credits cards and one Union Bank Visa card, all bearing Harris’ name. The numbers on the cards were not legitimately issued to Harris.
Grissom commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the FBI, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway for their work on the case.