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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme
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A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

According to court records, Mamadou Diallo, 29, faces three counts of identity fraud and nine counts of forgeries of a financial transaction card, as well as traffic citations in Dawson County.

He also faces numerous traffic charges in neighboring Forsyth County, where the he was apprehended minutes after fleeing a traffic stop near Ga. 400 in Dawsonville.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten called Diallo's alleged scheme, which involved removing the magnetic strip from one credit card and putting it on another, as "elaborate."

The 21-count indictment named numerous victims in the case and the fraudulent use of several financial transaction cards.

Diallo was taken in to custody July 12, 2013, after local authorities attempted to stop him on suspicion of fraudulent credit card activity at a pharmacy near the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

Once the suspect traveled south into Forsyth County, state patrol and Forsyth deputies picked up the pursuit.

At Bottoms Road, Diallo crossed the median and headed south in the northbound lanes of Ga. 400, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

A short time later, troopers stopped the car with a pit maneuver just north of Hwy. 369.

 

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