Three Essex County Men Admit Conspiring to Defraud Banks of Over $250,000 Using Credit Cards and Blank Checks Stolen from Mail
NEWARK, N.J (STL.News) Three Essex County, New Jersey, men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.
Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, New Jersey, and Nasheed Jackson, 24, of Newark; of South Orange, New Jersey, pleaded guilty this week by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to informations charging each of them with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From August 2018 through January 2020, Varice, Jackson, and Duncan engaged in a scheme to use stolen credit cards or checks to fraudulently make purchases and withdraw money from two banks. The credit cards were stolen from facilities used by the U.S. Postal Service in Pine Brook and Warren, New Jersey, and never reached the intended cardholders. After obtaining the stolen cards, Varice, Jackson, and Duncan used them to make unauthorized purchases at various retail stores and to withdraw cash from automated teller machines (ATMs) in New Jersey and elsewhere.