Man Linked to Redstone Federal Credit Union Debit Card Fraud Charged by Federal Government | Huntsville

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A Birmingham man who called himself “Pryme T” online now faces federal fraud and forgery charges in an elaborate scheme to steal people’s money from ATMs.

Court documents released on Friday exposed the scheme, in which counterfeit debit cards were used to make transactions and withdrawals from northern Alabama banks and credit unions.

These documents show Allen Devon Rutledge would communicate with others in a group chat on Telegram, an instant messaging service that offers encryption. Rutledge would obtain genuine Redstone Federal Credit Union debit card numbers and account information from someone known as “Shawn Storm”.

Federal prosecutors have said Storm will provide information for multiple debit cards at once.

Rutledge would then travel from Birmingham to Huntsville to complete the fraudulent transactions – often transferring $ 500 from a savings account to the victim’s checking account, then withdrawing $ 480 from that account.

Rutledge and his unidentified partner would split the proceeds, with Rutledge pocketing 40%, according to records.

As WAAY 31 first reported, Rutledge was arrested on charges of state identity theft. (Read more HERE)

According to the state’s arrest warrant, Rutledge had 17 different bank cards and was attempting to make fraudulent cash withdrawals.

The date for Rutledge’s federal court has yet to be set.


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