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Macon man gets 3 years for credit card fraud

 

Delvin Young

Delvin Young

 

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

A Macon man who used wrongly-obtained credit cards at two Neshoba County casinos has received a three-year prison sentence. 

 

Delvin Young, 33, pleaded guilty to one county of credit card fraud Tuesday in Neshoba County Circuit Court, according to a press release from Attorney General Jim Hood's office. Young pleaded before Circuit Court Judge Vernon R. Cotton. 

 

The Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division prosecuted Young's case. According to the release, Young stole his victim's personal information and used that to apply for Capitol One credit cards.  

 

A Neshoba County grand jury indicted Young on Oct. 7, 2016. 

 

"Credit card fraud can be a financial and emotional toll for the victims, harming credit histories, bank accounts, and emotional well-being," Hood said in a statement. "Undoing the damage of these crimes can be agonizing for individual victims. 

 

"This defendant callously ignored the consequences of his scheme, and I thank Judge Cotton for giving this man the justly deserved time to be served in prison for his actions," he added.

 

 

 

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