Man takes plea deal after using ustomer's credit card to shop

PLEA DEAL: Chad Aaron Ogo Gumabon has signed a plea deal, pleading guilty to using a credit card without authorization of the owner. Shown is the District Court of Guam, which handles federal cases. Post file photo.

A man who was employed in a military base store, Chad Aaron Ogo Gumabon, has taken a plea deal in a federal case that accused him of using a customer's Military Star card account number for thousands of dollars in purchases as if the card was his own.

The plea agreement states that he will enter a guilty plea to one count of "access device fraud." The agreement also includes restitution to the victim of at least $6,073. 

A conviction for access device fraud carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a three-year period of supervised release.

Gumabon was accused of using an account number from a Military Star card that belongs to another person without that person’s consent. It was used at the Army Air Force Exchange Services, the Andersen Air Force Base Main Exchange, the AAFB Gas Express, the Barrigada Gas Express and Navy Exchange, court documents state.

While employed by AAFES, the defendant obtained the card account number and its expiration date while assisting the card owner, documents state.