NY Mother-Daughter Duo Caught Running 13-Year Credit Card Scheme For Luxury Purchases

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Long Island Mom And Daughter Ran 13-Year Credit Card Fraud Scheme That Racked Up $850,000 In Charges -The New York Daily Paper

Karan Geist, 61, and her daughter Alyssa Geist, 33, pleaded not guilty to grand theft, fraud and other charges in the Manhattan Supreme Court Friday. Karan falsely disputed $850,000 in charges from 14 different credit card companies between 2008 and 2021.

McCaw allegedly booked tickets, car rentals, hotel stays, and other luxurious purchases in her own name while traveling, as well as disputed mundane life expenses.

Karan lost her middle school job in 2016 and recruited her daughter to join in on this fraudulent scheme. Alyssa took part in the con for approximately six months.

Alyssa allegedly used her mom’s credit card for a $1,400 purchase in July 2017 and then falsely disputed the charge to get a refund, prosecutors charged.

Police raided Karan’s home and found 100 credit cards tied to multiple purchases. They allegedly used 14 different credit card companies to run a 13-year scam to buy expensive designer clothes and vacations.

Alyssa, who was in tears as she left court, and her mom declined to comment. They are due back in court September 14.

To learn more about this mother-daughter scheme, please consider the news outlets listed below and stay in the know.

  1. Long Island Mom And Daughter Ran 13-Year Credit Card Fraud Scheme That Racked Up $850,000 In Charges  The New York Daily Paper

  2. How DID they get away with it? Long Island mom and daughter ran 13-year credit card fraud scheme that racked up $850,000 on over 100 cards to pay for dream trips across Europe and US, shop in Chanel and rent luxury cars  Daily Mail
  3. Long Island mom and daughter ran 13-year credit card fraud scheme that racked up $850,000 in charges  New York Times Post

  4. NY mother and daughter scammed $850K in credit card con to fund lavish lifestyle: indictment  New York Post

  5. Long Island mom and daughter ran 13-year credit card fraud scheme that racked up $850,000 in charges  UK News

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