New Orleans man pleads guilty in credit card fraud conspiracy

 

Date: December 16, 2019

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NEW ORLEANS – Antoine Narcisse a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on December 12, 2019 before U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe to conspiracy to commit access device fraud.

According to court documents, Narcisse and the other defendants engaged in a scheme to obtain merchandise and cash from stores through fraud. The defendants obtained stolen credit and debit card information, encoded it onto cards, and then used that information to purchase items at stores. The defendants would then return the items at a different store of the same chain, but they would deceive store workers in order to have the chargeback credited to their own bank accounts. Court documents also detail how NARCISSE took flights with two other coconspirators to perform fraudulent credit card transactions in various cities in the United States, including Portland, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Narcisse was also arrested in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Franklin, Tennessee, while committing credit card fraud. Narcisse pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud, for which he faces a maximum penalty of five years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.00, or twice the gross gain or gross loss caused by this scheme. Sentencing is set for March 5, 2020, before Judge Ashe.