Phone Sex-Fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A man who used stolen credit card numbers from a state prison and other businesses to call a phone sex hotline pleaded guilty to felony theft and fraud charges.

As part of a plea agreement, an Augusta County Circuit Court judge sentenced 18-year-old Shaun Wetzel of Craigsville Thursday to five years probation.

Prosecutors said Wetzel placed $643 worth of calls to the sex hotline in September using credit card numbers he found in a Rolodex at the auto parts store where he worked. Some of the calls were made from the store.

Authorities at the Augusta Correctional Center contacted police after noticing $200 in charges to a 900-number on its phone bill. Prosecutors said the prison was a client of the auto parts store.


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