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In a sobering reminder of the serious consequences that can come about in a credit card fraud case an Indiana woman pleads guilty in a $304,000 gift card scam and could end up facing up to 20 years of jail time and a $500,000 fine.

According to the Evansville Courier Press, Kathina Reynolds, 35, of Evansville, Indiana, pleaded guilty to illegally using a business credit card in the name of OMNI Home Care Corp to illegally obtain $304,000 of prepaid gift cards from various Kroger grocery stores with her partner in crime Charice Curtis.

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2 Responses to “Indiana Woman Pleads Guilty in $304,000 Gift Card Scam”

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of gift cards and credit!

    Every time I read about these scams, I’m wondering to myself, what a genius, and how does one achieve this type of scam success? Of course, I wonder how the person gets caught as well.

    A good post that would get me excited is to list the top 5 relatively easy credit card scams out there. The one I can think of is just buying a bunch of stuff $25 at a time, since nobody asks for a signature, and therefore seldom an ID, at least in San Fran and Honolulu!

    • Joel says:

      That is a good idea for a post. If I don’t see a post from you anytime soon maybe I will try and do some research and come up with a list of various credit card scams with details for how each type of fraud is perpetrated and how to best prevent the fraud. :)

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