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Posted at 9:29 AM ET, 12/ 3/2010

Woman admits credit card scam

By Maria Glod

A 27-year-old District woman admitted Friday in federal court that she participated in a scheme to pay bills and buy items using stolen credit card and bank account information.

Dawn Marshall pleaded guilty to one count of fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Five other people already have pleaded guilty in connection with the case.

According to federal officials, Marshall was part of a ring that obtained financial information about victims by stealing mail and credit card receipts from places including a medical office in the District and other businesses.

The defendants would charge to legitimate accounts opened by the victims. In all, the ring targeted more than 179 corporate and individual victims and made about $1.2 million in fraudulent transactions.

Authorities said Marshall had a role in more than $14,000 in fraudulent transactions. Some of the items were sent to her District home, they said.


By Maria Glod  | December 3, 2010; 9:29 AM ET
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The defendants would charge to legitimate accounts opened by the victims In all, the ring targeted more than 179 corporate and individual victims and made about $1.2 million in fradulent transactions.

Some of the items were send to her District home, they said.

Who the hell edits these things? Come on, tighten up people.

Posted by: ajiordano | December 3, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

The defendants would charge to legitimate accounts opened by the victims In all, the ring targeted more than 179 corporate and individual victims and made about $1.2 million in fradulent transactions.

Some of the items were send to her District home, they said.

Who the hell edits these things? Two mistakes in two paragraphs? You're the Washington Post not the Gaithersburg Gazette. Come on, tighten up people.

Posted by: ajiordano | December 3, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Dear Maria Glod,
Please punch your editor for not proofreading.

Posted by: Hypocritic | December 3, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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As a credit card merchant, I have to jump through hoops and pay through the nose for 3rd party companies to "test" and "certify" that my credit card processing procedures, online and off, are safe, secure, and provide adequate protection for my clients. It doesn't appear that these medical offices and other businesses are being required to do the same if their patients' credit card info is so easily stolen. Sounds like VISA and Mastercard need to intervene and pull credit card processing priviledges from these establishments.

Posted by: Nghbrhdwatch | December 3, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE EDIT AND RESUBMIT.

Thanks.

Posted by: Aaron20011 | December 3, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

And Maria can be found at the district school for the handicapped 6 year olds.Where she is learning English.

Posted by: captgrumpy | December 4, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Ladies & Gentlemen, don't trust anyone to safeguard your credit card information. Check your bank accounts and credit cards on line daily. It takes about five minutes and it's well worth it. What you don't have any control over is someone stealing your ID and setting up a credit card. Best solution is something like Identity Guard that will notify you of inquiries that are made preparatory to issuing a new card. About $10-$15 a month and an important safeguard. I had my ID stolen 15 years ago and I don't want to go through that hell again. Not having a shredder, I found that an Arab ring was going through trash and they had a little fat Arab in Minneapolis setting up credit cards and credit purchases in my name. Be careful and afraid.

Posted by: PA_Rebel | December 6, 2010 3:19 AM | Report abuse

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