Minot man sentenced for unauthorized use of bank card

A 20-year-old Minot man was sentenced Monday to time served and two years of supervised probation for unauthorized use of a bank card and conspiracy to use a stolen bank card and possession of methamphetamine.

Mamadu Saidu Barrie pleaded guilty to two Class C felonies for the theft charges and one Class A misdemeanor charge for the possession of meth charge.

He was sentenced to three years, with all time suspended except the 113 days already served, on all three charges. He will be on supervised probation for three years on the theft charges and for two years on the meth charges. The sentences are concurrent.

Barrie is also wanted on a warrant out of Wisconsin.

According to court documents, Barrie and his cousin, Sulaiman Barrie, were both charged in the case. Sulaiman Barrie’s ex-girlfriend told Minot police on March 22 that her Gate City Bank card was missing. She had last used it on March 18 and, when she went online on March 21, she saw that unauthorized charges had been made to the card at Target, Best Buy and Loaf ‘n Jug in Minot. The woman ended her relationship with Sulaiman Barrie on March 20. Police investigated and both Sulaiman Barrie and Mamadu Saidu Barrie are seen on store security videos making purchases on the stolen card.

Barrie was found to be in possession of meth this spring after he was arrested by police. Police had stopped a car in which he was a passenger.

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