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British woman sentenced in casino credit card fraud

30 December 2008

NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "A 21-year-old British woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday for her involvement in a fraudulent credit card scheme.

"Defense attorney Kevin Barrs said Holly Clark 'got in over her head' with a group of about six people who police said were using stolen credit card numbers to obtain cash advances at the local casinos.

"...A state police detective assigned to the Foxwoods casino unit received a credit card fraud report in February from the sheriff's office in Tampa, Fla. A man reported a $3,107 charge on his credit card from the casino, but told authorities he had never been to Connecticut and still had the credit card.

"...Judge Susan B. Handy said Clark is to be deported and 'will no longer be welcome in the United States of America...'"

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