Identity Thieves Indicted for Credit Card Skimming Scheme, Laundering and Stealing Over $2 Million

January 22, 2014 Updated: January 22, 2014

An identity theft ring was indicted for using skimming devices at gas stations throughout Texas, Georgia and South Carolina to steal bank information, announced Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. on Jan. 21.

The thirteen defendants were charged for using the bank information to steal and launder more than $2 million in ATMs and banks in Manhattan from their victims. They allegedly used more than 70 different bank accounts to make cash deposits and withdrawals of under $10,000 from the stolen money.

“Cybercriminals and identity thieves are not limited to any geographic region, working throughout the world behind computers,” said District Attorney Vance, Jr., “In this case, the defendants are charged with stealing personal identifying information from victims in southern states, used forged bank cards on the East Coast, and withdrew stolen proceeds on the West Coast.”

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