Woman in court for stealing Sen. Inouye's credit card info

Published: Oct. 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM HST|Updated: Oct. 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM HST
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Decalb County, Georgia (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Georgia woman was in court Monday for allegedly stealing Senator Daniel Inouye's credit card information.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,Trianna Chenee Moss, 20, is accused of helping two people buy $12,000 worth of Wal-Mart gift cards and other merchandise using the stolen credit card information.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Moss used counterfeit credit cards with real account numbers encoded on the magnetic strip.

Moss was indicted in May and Police are still looking for her alleged partner-in-crime, Tahir Abdul Hamed, 36.

According to the report, First Hawaiian Bank officials told police that Inouye's credit card also was used at other Wal-Mart locations.

Peter Boylan, Press Secretary for Senator Inouye released this statement last this afternoon:

"The Senator was immediately informed of the theft in February while on official travel on the island of Maui. This incident illustrates that anyone can be targeted by identity thieves at anytime and we must all work hard to safeguard our personal information. It is also a testament to the effectiveness of our criminal justice system."

We will have the latest on this developing story tonight on Hawaii News Now.

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