Keyes Arraigned On Fraud Charge

The man listed by Anchorage police as a “person of interest” in the abduction of 18-year-old Anchorage barista Samantha Koenig has been arraigned in federal court in Anchorage on a fraud charge.

This afternoon, Israel Keyes, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of access device fraud for allegedly making cash withdrawals from a stolen debit card. The card was not Koenig’s. Trial was set for May 21.

No bail was set, pending a further order from the judge.

Koenig has been missing since February 1. A surveillance camera at the coffee shack where she worked showed her being led away by a man police believe was armed.

There was no mention of Koenig during Tuesday’s court hearing.

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