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Fake credit cards means 3½ years for Houston man

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for using counterfeit credit cards and other devices to steal thousands of dollars.

U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi sentenced 33-year-old Deamioune Fansyre Caples last week and ordered him to pay restitution of $70,700 taken in the scheme.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley’s office said that between June 21, 2012, and Jan. 13, Caples used counterfeit credit cards and other access devices at Delta Downs, L’Auberge Du Lac, and Isle of Capri casinos to access money. He stole $118,684 using the counterfeit devices.

Authorities say Caples made the counterfeit access devices in Texas and traveled to Louisiana to use them.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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