Farmington man faces 24 felony fraud charges

Joshua Kellogg

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is facing more than 20 felony fraud charges in relation to identify and credit card theft.

Jordan Lanier

Jourdan Lanier, 19, has been charged with 24 fourth-degree felonies in three cases in district court, according to court records.

The most recent case has Lanier facing 12 felony charges for his alleged involvement in using stolen credit cards to make purchases at businesses across San Juan County between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, according to the criminal complaint.

He was charged with nine counts for unlawful use or theft of an ATM or debit card, two counts for theft of a credit card and one count of fraudulent signing of a credit card or sales slip.

Lanier waived his preliminary hearing on Dec. 28 and pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment on Monday, according to San Juan County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O’Brien.

James Stackhouse, Lanier’s attorney for all three cases, did not respond to a request for comment.

Lanier is also facing nine felony charges in a case filed in Farmington Magistrate Court on July 6, according to court records.

Three of the charges are for identity theft, along with two charges each for credit card theft, fraudulent transfer of a credit card and conspiracy to commit fraudulent receipt of a credit card.

There were three felony forgery charges filed against Lanier on Feb. 19, 2016, in Farmington Magistrate Court, according to court records.

Lanier is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Feb. 9 for all three cases, O’Brien said.

He was being held today at the San Juan County Detention Center.

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.