Metro-East News

Two men sentenced for using stolen account numbers at local Walmarts

Two Georgia men were sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for using stolen account numbers at several Walmart stores in Southern Illinois.

Samirahdam E. Rolley, 25, and Michael A. Gordon, 28, both of Stone Mountain, Ga., pleaded guilty in February to using gift cards re-encoded with stolen debit card numbers.

Rolley and Gordon used the rigged gift cards at Walmart stores in Cahokia, O’Fallon, Belleville, Highland, Wood River, Collinsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Waterloo and Carlyle.

Some of the card numbers were connected to accounts in Southern Illinois credit unions, which were debited when the two men made purchases.

Rolley was sentenced to 26 months in prison followed by four months of home confinement, while Gordon was sentenced to 25 months in prison.

Both men were ordered to pay $19,939 in restitution to the victims.

The FBI’s Springfield division investigated the crime. Carlyle, Collinsville, Glen Carbon, Jerseyville, Waterloo and Wood River police departments, and Madison County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation. Walmart’s Global Security Department also assisted. Assistant United States Attorney Scott A. Verseman prosecuted the case.