WARSAW — A Warsaw man was sentenced today, Jan. 26, to four years of probation after using a fraudulent bank credit card to gain funds to send to a company in Lagos, Nigeria.
Glen Gregory Ashby Sr. 64, 665 Walter Way, Warsaw, was charged with fraud on a financial institution, a level 5 felony.
The charge stems from incidents that occurred in June, 2016. According to the affidavit of probable cause, on three occasions, Ashby presented a Chase Bank Credit Card to a Lake City Bank branch and received a total of $15,000 in cash advances. Personnel with the bank realized the card was fraudulent and notified police.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Ashby admitted he had obtained cash advances from Lake City Bank using a Chase Credit card.
Ashby stated he had received the card from an individual in Nigeria and the money was for their company. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Ashby admitted he obtained the money using the credit card and sent all the money to Lagos, Nigeria.
During the short sentencing, State Prosecutor Katy Hampton stated she believed Ashby’s acts had been an anomaly.
Judge Cates agreed with Hampton’s assessment and stated that based upon Ashby’s history, it did appear he would not take part in something like this again.
Ashby was sentenced to four years probation and was ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to Lake City Bank.