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Man arrested on credit card fraud charges against Charles City trucking firm

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com

A Cedar Falls man has been charged with stealing almost $3,500 through the fraudulent use of two credit cards that he allegedly kept after being terminated from the employment of a Charles City trucking company.

James Robert Vilmain II, age 37, was arrested last Wednesday on a warrant that had been issued on July 19. According to documents filed in Floyd County District Court, he was arrested west of Floyd on the Avenue of the Saints.

Man arrested on credit card fraud charges against Charles City trucking firm
James Robert Vilmain II

The criminal complaint alleges that Vilmain charged items totalling $3,491.39 between May 2 and May 30, after having been terminated from CH Wilson Transport Inc. on May 1.

The charges were made on a Comdata Credit Card and a Kwik Trip Charge Card which both belonged to the trucking company, the complaint says.

“The victim reports the defendant did not return the company-owned credit cards upon the defendant’s release,” the report said.

“The defendant has been identified by surveillance cameras in relation to the dates, times and locations of some of the credit card transactions on both cards,” it said.

Unauthorized use of a credit card between $1,000 and $10,000 is a Class D felony.
Vilmain was released on his own recognizance.

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