NC Business Owner Accused Of Using Customer’s Credit Cards To Spend $1Million
Never in my years of living have I heard of someone stealing a customer’s credit card information to spend $ 1 million.
That is a lot of money to spend that is not yours. A business owner in Hickory is being accused of using credit card information belonging to their customers to spend an astronomical amount of money. Approximately $1 million to be exact. I came across an article that talked about James Robinson. Robinson owned a few businesses throughout the area. Both retail and manufacturing businesses. What he did with customer information threw me for a loop. He allegedly used the customer’s actual credit card information to make around 300 fraudulent transactions that totaled around $1 million dollars. That’s an average of $3,333 per transaction. I’m sitting back thinking what in the heck was he buying?
To add insult to injury, he allegedly created counterfeit checks from actual customer information. This crime totaled around $93,ooo according to the news report. What in the world is going on? We see so many scam crimes and scam crimes do not pay. Robinson is facing around 20 years in prison if convicted and given the maximum sentence. When you see stories like this, you really wonder what are these people doing with their regular money. Are they even making any money on their own? If not, what are they buying with these fraudulent funds? Either way, it’s a terrible year already for the accused and the victim.
GUILTY PLEA: Prosecutors say he also didn't pay employment taxes for two of his four businesses and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at casinos: https://t.co/Lopcgh1MMi— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) January 17, 2024