Belle Plaine man faces credit card/cheque fraud charges | News
A Belle Plaine man is facing a felony charge of credit card fraud, according to Scott County court documents.
The man, identified as 21-year-old Andrew Johan Carey, allegedly took the reporting person’s banking information while he was staying with her and attempted to open various bank accounts in her name that only he would have access to.
The charges say Carey allegedly admitted to the reporter that he used his banking information to commit fraud.
The State Bank of Belle Plaine reported that Carey unsuccessfully attempted to use the reporting person’s information seven times to open a bank account in his name at First Premier Bank, using his information. The attempts took place between June 7 and June 21.
The charges also state that between June 16 and June 23, 66 attempted charges were made to the declarant’s State Bank of Belle Plaine debit card for a total of $3,963.53. Most of the attempts appeared as payments to “KIIDGHOST”. Four additional payments were made on June 8, 2019, for a total of $258.46 to KIIDGHOST. The person reporting has confirmed that they have not made any of these charges.
Carey admitted knowing the person reporting and that he was in his room about a month ago, but he denied making any of those accusations to KIIDGHOST.
Carey was also charged with three additional crimes in February, according to a second set of charging documents.
Carey allegedly stole checks from a man he knew and cashed two checks for $300 and $392 at the Red Door Bar in Belle Plaine made out to him, which he later admitted to being written to himself.
A third set of charging documents says Carey also faces one misdemeanor and two felonies related to check forgery and theft.