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Former Sam’s Cashier Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

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Photo: Getty/Justin Sullivan

Photo: Getty/Justin Sullivan

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Jacobi Staples, 21, of St. Louis, admitted to misusing customer’s credit cards while a cashier at Sam’s Club in Maplewood. According to the plea agreement, Staples would execute fraudulent cash back transactions using credit card account numbers of customers and then keep the cash back for himself.

Staples admitted to conducting more than 50 such transactions between July and November 2013 which resulted in more than $5,000 in cash back transactions.

Staples pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent use of an access device before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey. He now faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. Restitution is also mandatory. Sentencing has been set for November 10, 2014.

The case was investigated by the Maplewood Police Department, Detective Bureau with assistance from security staff at Sam’s Club. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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