5 indicted for allegedly using fake credit cards

HONOLULU (AP) - A grand jury has indicted five New York residents accused of using fake credit cards at high-end stores on Oahu.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser (http://is.gd/aqW6MA) reports that the five have been charged with 31 counts of identity theft and other crimes. The five have been identified as 22-year old Falyshia Pierre-Lys; 19-year-old Isatta Bassie; and 24-year-olds Shawnese Adams, Sean Khani and Tamel Vaughn. They are accused of using fake credit cards over four days in April 2012.

The five are accused of racking up close to $325,500 in purchases from Honolulu retailers after checking into 1 of the Trump hotels in Waikiki.

Authorities say purchases were made at such high-end stores as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci and Neiman Marcus.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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