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Chamberlain man charged with fraud, larceny

CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man has been charged with stealing a credit card number and using it for unauthorized purchases.

Warren LaRoche, 23, was indicted Nov. 14 for access device fraud and larceny. LaRoche appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno Nov. 18 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 15 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment alleges that between Dec. 3, 2012, and April 16, 2013, LaRoche stole a credit card number and made unauthorized purchases in excess of $1,000.

LaRoche was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

Source: Office of U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson