MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 36-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday, marking the final sentence of seven suspects involved in a credit card skimming operation.

Demetrius Darnell Thomas, of Rogers, was indicted on Aug. 19 with six other co-defendants for a credit card fraud that resulted in an estimated loss of more than $150,000.

On May 18, 2011 Kanetra Danielle Range, 33, of Rogers, was sentenced to more than three years in prison and Makiesha Edwina Mayo, 30, of St. Paul, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison. On April 6, 2011, Anthony Duane Curry, 24, of Plymouth got more than two years in prison, Brian Craig Davis, 48, of Chaska; Nancia Raquel Range, 35, of St. Paul and Brandon Conique Scott, 29, of Eagan were sentenced to time served. All six pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

According to court documents, the six defendants participated in a credit card skimming scheme at the end of 2009, where they would transfer one debit or credit card number to another without authorization.

The cards were then used to purchase merchandise and obtain cash.

The credit card fraud occurred at various restaurants throughout the metro.

Comments (7)
  1. redranger55418 says:

    NO restitustion? This has to be mandatory for all credit card crimes!!!!

  2. Goob says:

    They should be denied credit for the rest of their lives. Cash only!! HEY…that might be a good idea for everyone!! Imagine..no credit card payments…

  3. Gee wize jean says:

    what an epiphany LOL,,like that going to stop a thief…
    Longer time for the crime

  4. Sy Sterling says:

    Are we really getting to be lazy reporters, WCCO??

    What restaurants? I am sure the court docs had that… really… its not like you are going to be wasting “INK” to put that information your website.

    Don’t you think your good neighbors would like to know if they have eaten at these places during that time??

  5. Jason Carle says:

    If they were sentenced, they were no longer suspects, they were convicted. Suspects are suspects prior to being convicted of a crime. Who writes these stories?

  6. jackactionhero says:

    Death Penalty. Why are we saying this behavior is ok? Why are they allowed to keep their lives? Was this some sort of mistake? No. It was an intentional act to swindle others and take what is not theirs because they are too lazy to do anything themselves.
    There is no purpose for warehousing animals like this, just to make yourselves feel better and to keep your hands clean, all the while hoping some mythical “Bubba” character will do the dirty work for you once they get home, I mean to prison.