PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three people are facing charges after state officials say they were padding their own bank accounts by ripping off credit card companies.
According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, the counterfeit credit card ring only involved three people, but their crimes spanned from one end of Pennsylvania to the other.
Officials say 34-year-old Lovell Davis III was the head of the operation.
Police say he’s accused of using stolen data from bank accounts to manufacture counterfeit credit cards.
Davis allegedly recruited two women, Latoya Jemerson and Cecelia “CC” Robinson.
Officials say they would take the fake credit cards that Davis made and they would make cash advances from banks in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
They would withdrawal anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 at a time, investigators said.
Davis allegedly let Jemerson and Robinson pocket 30 percent of the daily proceeds.
The remaining 70 percent was deposited into Davis’ personal bank account.
Officials haven’t revealed how much was stolen, other than to say it’s tens of thousands of dollars.
Davis is facing 51 counts of fraud among a long list of other charges.
He and Jemerson are being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
Police are still looking for Robinson, who is a native of Chicago.
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