Scottsdale man indicted for Craigslist credit card scheme

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Andrew James May on six felony counts for his involvement in an alleged credit card scheme.

May is accused of scamming customers into paying thousands of dollars in processing fees for high-limit credit cards and failing to deliver the credit cards to customers.

The indictment charges May with one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, one count of Theft, and four counts of Criminal Impersonation.

In 2014, the Scottsdale Police Department began an investigation into May after a Scottsdale business owner came forward claiming May had not delivered the high-limit credit cards the business owner paid for.

May allegedly advertised on Craigslist claiming he could underwrite Visa credit cards with $100,000 limits for approximately $1,000 in processing fees.

According to victims who claim to have suffered a loss of $11,250, May collected the processing fees but failed to deliver the credit cards.  Visa and Compass credit cards claim they have never had any affiliation with May and they do not allow third parties to underwrite credit cards.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Michelle Hogan.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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