Prisoner Accused of Credit Card Fraud While in Pinellas Jail
Sheriff’s deputies said the man conspired with his girlfriend over the phone at the Pinellas County Jail.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A jail inmate is accused of arranging fraudulent credit card transactions while incarcerated in the Pinellas County Jail.
Deputies also arrested his girlfriend, who was an accomplice, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert Bryan Kinzinger, 48, was charged with one count of principal in the first degree – criminal use of personal identification. Kinzinger is also awaiting trial for unrelated charges that include fraudulent use of a credit card, fraudulent use of personal identification information, and violation of probation.
Theresa Farr, 56, of Largo, was charged with one count of fraudulent use of personal identification information. Farr admitted the allegations, deputies said.
Deputies said they began their investigation March 19 when Kinzinger conspired with Farr, who was his girlfriend, to commit fraud. This happened while using the phone from the Pinellas County Jail.
Kinzinger instructed Farr to retrieve a credit card number he had stored on his laptop computer. Deputies said the credit card belonged to a 75-year-old man and former neighbor of Kinzinger. Furthermore, deputies said, Kinzinger instructed Farr to use the credit card number to purchase food and hygiene products for other inmates.
Farr set up an online account with MyCarePack.com using the victim’s personal information and credit card number. Deputies said Farr used the account to place four online orders totaling $365.47.
Detectives said they interviewed the 75-year-old male victim, who confirmed the activity was fraudulent. The care packages, scheduled to be delivered to the inmates, were subsequently canceled.
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