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Credit card fraud ring busted

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office held a news conference Monday afternoon to detail a four-month investigation into credit card fraud.

The investigation stemmed suspicious activity going back to July 24.

Britney Daughtry, 25, was visiting the jail and regularly getting money out of different inmate accounts, according to the sheriff's office.

Investigators determined five inmates also received  deposits via the Jailatm.com website from credit cards that were reported stolen, according to the sheriff's office.

The accounts created on jailatm.com in question were all set up with fraudulent information using stolen credit cards. From July 9 to July 24, Daughtry fraudulently obtained $18,550, according to the CCSO.

A search of her home and resulted in the seizure of $1,400 in cash, drugs, cell phones and several documents with the victims' names. Seven victims nationwide were located.   

According to the sheriff's office, Kerry Akeem Milledge and another male inmate at Hays State Prison are suspected of organizing and arranging the transactions.

"A corporal observed the constant visitations and the amounts of money and hopefully we can get some people trained in those areas such as visitation where they pick up on these things. we don't want it to happen again, but you have to be aware," said Cpl. Allen O'Berry

Daughtry, Milledge are charged with felonies. Milledge and four other suspects face indictments on felony conspiracy to commit identity fraud.

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