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Five people charged in alleged credit card ring

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LOUISVILLE, KY. ( WDRB) -- Five people charged with a credit card theft ring in Southern Indiana will each need $150,000 to get out of jail after the judge set their bonds.

The five from New York, Georgia, and South Carolina covered their faces as they walked out of Clark County Court.  Police say they racked up $30,000 in charges just by buying cigarettes, gift cards, and other items locally using fraudulent credit cards.

The cards were in their names, but tied to someone else's account.  Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Linda Lamping explains, "The Secret Service has been assisting the Clarksville Police and is running through the numerous cards at the scene, over 300 at this time.  When we get those cards if the case is still with us, we anticipate we will file charges for each one of the cards."

One suspect also had counterfeit bills.  They were arrested Wednesday after an employee at the Sam's Club in Clarksville became suspicious and called police.

A police report says Paul Roberson had 97 cards bearing his name, Amanda Adam had 86, Trevor Hinds had eight, Tycia Peterson had 76, and Blandine Joseph had two.

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