According to an indictment filed in Las Vegas on Friday, eleven people have now been connected to a fake credit card scheme in the area. The 74 count indictment accuses six women and five men of working together on a scheme in which fake credit cards were used to secure cash advances in Sin City via local casinos.
The charges faced by all 11 indicted include theft, forgery, conspiracy, racketeering and establishing a financial forgery lab. The Clark County jail of Las Vegas was holding two of the eleven charged, Christopher Sarthou and Richard Medina pending arraignment. Warrants for the arrest of the remaining nine in the group have been issued.
According to prosecutors in this case, the group operated from late 2013 to late last year with the fake credit card scheme. Using hotel rooms as their base, the group would use stolen IDs and fake credit cards to receive cash from cashier cages and machines in Las Vegas.