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11 Indicted In Fake Credit Card Scheme At Las Vegas Casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven people have been indicted in Nevada in what authorities say was a scheme to make fake credit cards and collect cash advances at Las Vegas casinos.

A 74-count indictment filed Friday accuses the five men and six women of charges including forgery, theft, conspiracy, establishing a financial forgery lab and racketeering.

At least two defendants — 49-year-old Christopher Sarthou and 41-year-old Richard Medina — were being held at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas pending arraignment in Clark County District Court.

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Warrants were issued for others.

Prosecutors say that from late 2013 to late 2014, members of the group worked out of hotel rooms on and off the Las Vegas Strip with stolen identification information and fake credit cards to collect cash from machines and cashier cages.