Police arrest students for credit card crimes
Charlottesville Police announced last week they have charged three University students with credit card fraud.
Police arrested fourth-year College student Jake Mauriello April 16 and charged him with credit card theft. Two other students, first-year College student Alvaro Anspach and second-year Commerce student Henry Borgeson, were arrested April 7 and face charges of credit card forgery.
"The reported incidents occurred at numerous businesses throughout the community and the [U.Va.] Corner area on February 17," according to a March 27 Charlottesville Police press release.
Though police charged and arrested Anspach and Borgeson in early April, they did not release information about the incident until they arrested Mauriello last Monday, Roberts said.
The students have been released and currently await trial, Charlottesville Police Lt. Ronnie Roberts said.
Roberts said the March 27 press release, which requested those with information about the crimes or the identities of the suspects call Crime Stoppers, helped authorities determine the perpetrators.
Mauriello could face up to 20 years imprisonment for credit card theft, which is punishable as grand larceny, according to state law, whereas Anspach and Borgeson could serve up to 10 years imprisonment for credit card forgery.
-compiled by Viet VoPham