GA: Guilty plea in credit card fraud (follow-up)

Joe Johnson reports:

A Winterville man suspected of cloning dozens of local people’s credit cards to steal millions of dollars in merchandise and cash has pleaded guilty to similar charges in Mississippi.

Vikas Yadav, who authorities say stole customer credit card numbers while working at Perry’s Liquor on Lexington Road in Athens, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Mississippi to charges he possessed and used credit card cloning equipment to commit fraud.

The government agreed to drop two counts of a four-count indictment.

Yadav faced up to 45 years in prison, but as part of the plea deal he could be sentenced to a maximum of 25 years, according to court records.

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