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Man used account of charity to pay his bills

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Mustafa Abbas Shighain (Source: LMDC) Mustafa Abbas Shighain (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police say a refugee who was relocated to Louisville by a charity organization used the bank account information of that charity to pay his bills.

According to an arrest warrant, Mustafa Abbas Shighain, 20, was using the account and routing number of Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Between April 3 and May 9, the warrant says Shighain paid his bills to Time Warner Cable and LG&E. He also opened Paypal account and obtained a Speedway gas card by using the charity's information.

Shighain was able to get the information because Kentucky Refugee Ministries issues each of the relocated persons a monthly check for $300 to help with living expenses.

The theft was discovered by Kentucky Refugee Ministries when a charge account Shighain tried to open with Paypal was denied and a letter was sent to the organization. An audit revealed the bills paid totaled $2,200.

Shighain was arrested May 29 for theft by deception and unlawful access to a computer.

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