Two charged with identity theft, credit card fraud

Two people were arrested in connection with identity theft and fraudulent use of credit cards, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Investigator Stephen McGlathery.

Joey Eromosele Elebesunu, 23, of Jacksonville, and Shaquaria Nicole Calhoun, 19, of Atlanta, are each charged with trafficking in stolen identities, illegal possession/fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree receiving stolen property and third-degree receiving stolen property.

The duo allegedly used counterfeit credit cards, with the name “Ashley Smith,” to purchase several iPhone 7 Plus cellular phones from a store in Guntersville and another in Pell City. They were arrested after attempting to purchase additional phones at a third store in Gadsden, when the credit cards they used were identified by the store as stolen. The numbers used on the cards were actual accounts verified by the issuing financial institution.

Elebesunu is in the Etowah County Detention Center on $34,000 bond. Calhoun was booked in and later released on bond.

Source: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20170718/two-charged-with-identity-theft-credit-card-fraud