Macon Man Sentenced on Credit Card Fraud

March 9, 2017

Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Macon man has been convicted and sentenced to prison for credit card fraud.

Delvin Young, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of credit card fraud in Neshoba County Circuit Court on Tuesday before Circuit Court Judge Vernon R. Cotton. Young was arrested following his indictment by a Neshoba County Grand Jury on October 7.

An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division revealed that Young obtained personal information of people who did not give him authorization to use their identities, and used that information to apply for credit cards associated with Capitol One. Young used these credit cards at two casinos located in Neshoba County. Judge Cotton sentenced Young to three years in prison.

“Credit card fraud can be a financial and emotional toll for the victims, harming credit histories, bank accounts, and emotional well-being,” Attorney General Hood said. “Undoing the damage of these crimes can be agonizing for individual victims. This defendant callously ignored the consequences of his scheme, and I thank Judge Cotton for giving this man the justly deserved time to be served in prison for his actions.”

Attorney General Hood also encouraged Mississippi consumers to take advantage of Shred Day which is taking place in Jackson, Hattiesburg and D’Iberville this weekend.  “Please bring any personal information that needs shredding to one of the shred locations,”  Attorney General Hood said. “This is a service to protect consumers from identity thieves who are known to use credit applications, credit statements or any other item containing personally identifying information to take advantage of citizens.” 

The case was investigated by Miller Faulk of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division with assistance by the Choctaw Police Department. Prosecution was handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Patrick E. Beasley.

 

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