SALT LAKE CITY — Two people accused of taking part in an identity fraud scheme and then going on an $80,000 shopping spree in Utah have been ordered to stand trial.
The Utah Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday that 27-year-old Yazhen Li and 24-year-old Chenglong Kong were bound over for trial last week on unlawful activity and fraudulent transaction charges.
Authorities say Li and Kong were among four people who rented a car in Las Vegas in May and then spent the next two days visiting Target stores all around Utah. Prosecutors say they charged more than $80,000 using other people's accounts and purchased items including seven iPads, a camera and clothes.
A 22-year-old co-defendant has already pleaded guilty to identity fraud, and an arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth person.