February 5, 2015

Man uses fraudulent credit card to pay traffic tickets

A Miami man was booked into jail Wednesday, charged with using a fraudulent credit card to pay traffic tickets.

In October of 2014, a Key Largo couple called the Sheriff’s Office to report a fraud. They told Detective Bob Dosh someone had used their identifying information to open a checking, savings and credit card account at a Wells Fargo Bank in Oregon. They caught the fraud after the suspect transferred $4,000 from their local account to the fraudulent account. They reported it to the bank and were reimbursed for their loss.

Detective Dosh began investigating and discovered the fraudulent credit card had been used to pay traffic fines on line to the Miami-Dade Clerk’s Office. The person whose fines were paid was 20 year old Maurice Ables of Miami. During a phone conversation, Ables admitted to Detective Dosh he had used the fraudulent card to pay the fines.

A warrant was issued for Ables’ arrest. On Tuesday, he was booked into the Monroe County Detention Center for four counts of fraud -  Utilizing personal information without consent; four counts of fraud – using fraudulent information to obtain goods, property or services, and four counts of fraud – engaging in schemes to defraud ty utilizing electronic transfer of data.

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