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.