Rameesha Smith Sentenced for Role in Credit Card Fraud Scheme Targeting Accountholders and Area Retailers

Smith pleaded guilty on March 10, 2014. According to court documents, from at least as early as September 2010 through at least October 2012, Smith conspired with others to purchase stolen credit card data on the Internet or through other means. This stolen data was then unlawfully loaded onto gift cards or unlawfully encoded onto other credit or debit cards through the use of device-making equipment, such as credit card encoders. The counterfeit credit cards often were embossed with aliases belonging to the members of the conspiracy.

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