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Three Cruise Passengers Arrested in Miami for Credit Card Fraud

By ,   September 14, 2019 ,   Accidents

Three cruise passengers were arrested in Miami FL on Monday, September 9, for credit card fraud. 

The men indulged in a shopping spree for over US$110,000 using stolen credit cards on Carnival Victory ship (Radiance since May 2020).

In the arrest report by Customs & Border Patrol agents, it is said they discovered 26-year-old Myrick Rucker Jr., of Antioch CA, had a warrant upon arrival in Miami FL. The CBP agents learned that Rucker used 3 different credit cards onboard the liner to make more than US$25,000 in purchases. Police also said he tried to throw away a Rolex watch close to Port Miami claiming that the watch doesn't belong to him.

Carnival Cruise Line's employees confirmed that all purchases including the Rolex were fraudulent. The matter has been endorsed by the account holders.

Carnival Radiance cruise ship

Carnival crew discovered that all purchases made by Sheldon Johnson of Antioch CA and Marquise Ingram of San Bruno CA were also done with stolen credit card numbers.

After being alerted, the United States Secret Service dispatched a special agent to verify the purchases. The fraud was re-confirmed although the suspects denied it.

The accused men will face charges of grand theft, fraudulent use of credit cards, trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and fraud. 

The three are under custody at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

For other Carnival Radiance accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.