A 22-count indictment charging eight defendants with participating in a conspiracy to unjustly enrich themselves by stealing personal identifying information of AT&T customers and using the information to make unauthorized wire transfers from the victims’ bank accounts and obtain unauthorized credit or debit cards has been unsealed in the Southern District of Florida. The indictment was announced yesterday.
The defendants charged are: Chouman Emily Syrilien, 25, of Lauderdale Lakes, Arrington Basil Segu, 28, of Miami, Carlos Antonio Alexander, 24, of Orlando, Angel Arcos, 23, of Pompano Beach, Shantegra La’Shae Godfrey, 23, of Deerfield Beach, and Monique Smith, 31, of Pompano Beach. Arcos, Godfrey and Smith had their initial appearances this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia O. Valle. Segu had his initial appearance yesterday. Alexander is currently incarcerated. Two defendants remain at a large.
According to the indictment, Syrilien was employed by Interactive Response Technologies, lnc. (IRT) located in Margate. IRT provides staffing for call centers to handle direct sales and customer inquiries for AT&T. Syrilien unlawfully provided a co-conspirator with the personal identifying information from multiple AT&T customer files. Segu also unlawfully provided personal identifying information of numerous individuals to the co-conspirator.
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