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A Man resident has admitted he stole the identities of two relatives to obtain credit cards.

Joseph Hurley, 28, pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining credit cards, which are considered "access devices" under federal law.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Hurley used the names and Social Security numbers of two relatives with whom he was living to apply for credit cards from Citibank in January 2013, then charged more than $5,000 on them before Citibank's fraud department suspended the accounts.

Hurley faces up to 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release. He also will be required to make full restitution for the fraudulent charges.

He's scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 20 by U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr.