A man accused of cloning debit cards is sentenced to five years and four months in prison

A man accused of cloning debit cards is sentenced to five years and four months in prison

Man charged over cloning schemeskimming) of debit cards was condemned this Friday by the federal district judge Pedro A. Delgado Hernandezto five years and four months in prison and restitution of $18,528.60.

Against Juan Rivera World27 years old and resident of Juncos, charges of aggravated identity theft and bank fraud violations were pending in two separate cases, detailed the head of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico, William Stephen Muldrow.

According to court documents, the man devised a plan to acquire cards and PIN numbers from legitimate debit card transactions and with the help of other people who worked as cashiers at businesses he recruited as part of the plan.

The defendant deployed counterfeit access devices to “clone” the debit cards and then used the digital information to illegally withdraw cash and make extravagant purchases for his “own enrichment and that of others.”

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