Harrisburg Man Charged With Access-Device Fraud And Identity Theft

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HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Amisial Elveus, 31, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted on February 23, 2022, by a federal grand jury with access-device fraud and aggravated identity theft offenses. 

According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that from July 6, 2020 until on or about November 6, 2020, in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Elveus obtained and used another person’s credit card account number and obtained a $1,000 or more by using one or more unauthorized access devices.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Lower Paxton Township Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby is prosecuting the case.          

The maximum penalty under federal law for the charged offenses is imprisonment for up to 12 years, up to three years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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