An Edmond man is facing federal charges, accused of breaking into two gas stations and stealing almost $50,000. However, he didn't smash open the register to do it, all it took was a few swipes of his card.
The federal indictment shows the suspect broke into the gas stations to use their credit card machines more than 200-times and load his card with refunds.
Samir Khan of Edmond now faces federal wire fraud charges. According to court records, Kahn broke into the Shell gas station on South Rockwell "between May 2016 and September 2016, Khan processed at least 190 fraudulent transactions using the Shell Oil point of sale terminal."
Authorities say Kahn swiped his card and swiped thousands of dollars in refunds. The indictment says, "Kahn caused approximately $33,605.81 in fraudulent refunds to be credited to his credit and debit cards."
The indictment says Kahn then broke in to the Phillips 66 on Southeast 15th St."between December 2016 and January 2017, Kahn processed at least 47 fraudulent transactions using the Phillips 66 point of sale terminal,” and "Kahn caused approximately $15,575.63 in fraudulent refunds to be credited to his credit and debit cards."
The owner of one gas station says Khan sold his home to pay the gas station owners back. News 9’s Aaron Brilbeck reached out to the assistant US attorney prosecuting the case and to Khan's attorney. Both refused to comment on the case.
Kahn faces up to 20-years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.