Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tucson Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Stealing Money With Stolen Bank Cards

Alexis Huicochea writes in the Arizona Daily Star:

A 21-year-old Tucson man was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in an identity theft ring that purchased stolen bank card numbers over the Internet to withdraw more than $1 million from ATMs.

Jacob Vincent Green-Bressler was sentenced Friday in federal court for conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, aggravated identity theft and possession of stolen authentication features.

The charges stem from activity that began around September 2003 when Green-Bressler solicited and was supplied with stolen credit and debit card account information of U.S. banking customers from people in foreign countries.

He was able to get the information by going into Internet chat rooms run by the suppliers where they would advertise the sale of card information that was obtained illegally through various schemes, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.

More here.

(Props, Flying Hamster.)


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