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Updated: February 2, 2013 6:24AM



Five arrested for credit card fraud

Five people from the Chicago area were arrested Dec. 21 after attempting to run a phony credit card scam at the Portage Wal-Mart with $5,624 of merchandise in five carts.

Shante D. Morgan, 22, of Calumet Park, and Enoch Hallman Jr., 32, of Chicago, were each charged with Class C felony conspiracy to commit forgery, Class D felony conspiracy to commit fraud and Class D felony attempted theft.

Natahsa T. Wynn, 25, of Calumet Park; Raymond R. Ross, 19, of Chicago; and Kyle K. Hickobottom, 26, of Chicago, were each charged with Class D felony attempted forgery, Class D felony attempted fraud and Class D felony attempted theft.

Store security observed the three men shopping together with individual carts and then meeting up with the women, all loading their carts with electronics, including three 42-inch televisions.

The men left the women and carts, and the women tried to scatter when their faked credit cards didn’t work.

Hickobottom is in Porter County Jail on $7,500 bail bond, and the others are being held on $5,000 bond.



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