MUSKOGEE, OK - Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that Douglas Duane Flowers, age 50, of Meade, OK, Christopher Anthony Gesino, age 36, of Anna, TX, Andresa Elsie Monson, age 26, of Sherman, TX and Robert C. Jackson, age 29, of Sherman, TX have all pled guilty to Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.
Charges arose from an investigation by the United States Secret Service. The defendants were indicted in June, 2010.
The Indictment alleged that from on or about December 23, 2008 and continuing through on or about December 31, 2009, the defendants were part of an access device scheme.
This scheme involved obtaining credit card information or altered gift cards with a fraudulent credit card number affixed to it. The defendants would trade methamphetamine for the information or they would manufacture the counterfeit cards on a home computer. After creating the counterfeit access devices, the group would use the cards in Oklahoma and Texas.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted all of the guilty pleas and ordered the completion of presentence reports. Sentencings will be scheduled following their completion. FLOWERS, GESINO, AND JACKSON will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service and MONSON will remain on bond pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to $250,000.00 in fines. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Roberts represented the United States.
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