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Couple accused of stealing U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye’s credit card info

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U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye was a victim of a credit card fraud and one of suspects is in custody, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Trianna Chenee Moss, 20, appeared in a DeKalb County court Monday accused of helping two other people buy $12,000 worth of Wal-Mart gift cards and other merchandise using counterfeit credit cards with real account numbers encoded on the magnetic strip early this year. Her preliminary hearing Monday was postponed until Nov. 28.

"The Senator was immediately informed of the theft in February while on official travel on the island of Maui," Inouye spokesman Peter Boylan said.

First Hawaiian Bank officials told Atlanta police that Inouye’s credit card also was used at other Wal-Mart locations.

Moss, 20, was indicted in May on one count of identity theft and credit card fraud.

Police are still looking for her alleged partner, Tahir Abdul Hamed, 36.

The indictment claims that the two made several fraudulent purchases between Jan. 1 and Feb. 23, 2010.

Moss worked at the Wal-Mart where officials there told police that a couple would enter the store from time to time and select various items and gift cards that they would always pay for at whatever cash register where Moss was cashiering.

Moss was released from the DeKalb County Jail on March 1, 2010, on $12,000 bond.


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