Mall manager scammed thousands from potential employees

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A Lexington man faces ten years in prison over accusations of using his job at a clothing store to steal his victims' identities.

Investigators say 23-year-old Bradley Justice opened over a dozen credit cards with information provided by job applicants.

He racked up almost $9,000 in charges. On Monday, he pleaded guilty in federal court in Lexington to fraud charges.

Justice was a manager at the Express for Men store in Fayette Mall. He admitted that from March through June 2008, he accessed files from about 20 job applicants.

Using their names, dates of births and social security numbers Justice would apply for in-store credit cards. He admitted he did not have their permission to use the applicants' personal information.

Justice will be sentenced on September 9th. He faces up to ten years in prison.

To protect yourself, the Better Business Bureau advises you regularly check your credit standing, by going to www.annualcreditreport.com to ensure you don't have any unknown charges.



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