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Criminal complaint filed in Bazetta fake credit-card case



Published: Sat, August 16, 2014 @ 12:02 a.m.

By Joe Gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

A criminal complaint was filed in the U.S. Northern District Court of Ohio this week against one of three men caught with several fake credit cards at a Bazetta Walmart earlier this month.

The complaint was filed against Mohammad Parvez, aka Jashim Uddin, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on charges of access-device fraud and conspiracy to commit access-device fraud.

There was no record of the other two men being charged in federal court files.

An affidavit by Mark Bodo, a federal agent, said that township police were called to the 2016 Millennium Blvd. store Aug. 5 for a complaint of a man using six different cards.

Witnesses told police the man got into a car in the parking lot and police found the car with Parvez in the driver’s seat, the affidavit said. The affidavit said Parvez told officers he was waiting for his friends to come out after he had been in the store earlier.

Inside the car were several credit cards. The affidavit says Parvez gave them to a Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was assisting. That deputy ran a records check and found out one of the cards was fake.

The other two men then came out of the store, and a witness gave a wallet to police that belonged to one of the men that was left on the bumper of a car. Both men had cards similar to the ones Parvez had that also were fake, and they were both arrested.

The other two men along with Parvez were taken into custody on state charges. They are Fazly Azzam, 22, of White Plains, N.Y., and Jalal Shaha, 25, of Brooklyn. They were taken to Trumbull County Jail.

Police found more than 100 credit cards in their car when they searched it before it was towed, the affidavit says.

U.S. Magistrate Judge George Limbert gave Parvez a $20,000 bond Thursday. He has a Sept. 4 preliminary hearing, and Limbert ordered him detained until his bond is paid.


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