Multi-state credit card scheme

Charles “Sho” Barksdale admitted his role in a prepaid card scheme that cost financial institutions between $1 million and $2 million.   This complicated scheme involved runners in various states who would go to bank tellers with prepaid cards with small amounts of cash and have the tellers call a number where a c0-conspirator posed as a card services representative and would walk the teller through the various numbers to press in order to make the transaction go through.

When Barskdale was arrested, he used coded language on a call with a female friend to have her “destroy a computer, withdraw funds from a bank account and remove expensive merchandise from a residence.”  Just like on TV!

Article courtesy “Taking Charge”

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