A woman who used counterfeit and stolen credit cards during a three-day shopping spree through Nebraska has been placed on probation and ordered to pay nearly $14,000 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Aisha Morgan also must complete 20 hours of community service.
Authorities stopped a car with Aisha Morgan and Cornesha Kelly in it in Lancaster County on March 28th of last year. Officers found 346 counterfeit/unauthorized access devices and 258 gift cards from Walmart, Walgreens, and Dollar General. The unauthorized access devices were encoded with stolen credit card information from 91 different financial institutions from a number of states as well as 13 foreign countries.
Federal prosecutors say Morgan and Kelly used the cards on the 26th in Omaha, Blair, Papillion, LaVista, Bellevue, and Fremont. The next day, the two hit Fremont, Lincoln, Crete, Seward, York, and Grand Island. Finally, on the 28th, the two used the cards in Grand Island, Hastings, Aurora, and York. During the three days, they used cards 123 times at Walmart, Walgreens, and Dollar General, successful on 75 occasions at 40 locations, making 240 purchases totaling $15,886.74, mostly in gift cards.