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Jamestown woman pleads guilty to online credit card fraud

A Jamestown in-home health aide pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara Monday to charges she cheated three banks out of more than $25,000 through an online credit card fraud scheme while caring for an elderly Jamestown-area couple.

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Alicia Wilson, 36, faces a prison term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced June 27. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Grisanti said Wilson applied for credit cards under the names of the elderly couple and made purchases, both online and in person, at stores in Jamestown and Erie, Pa. She also withdrew the cash from banks including Bank of America, Capital One and Citizens Bank.

The Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation.