FL: Store clerk accused of double-swiping credit card numbers

A convenience store employee will be arraigned Friday on several federal charges after allegedly stealing credit card numbers in a counterfeit operation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Ihap Abdallah “Tommy” Yamin, 31, of Okeechobee was indicted on federal conspiracy, wire fraud, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. He could face 30 years in prison.

Yamin worked at Azteca, a general convenience store in Okeechobee, federal officials said. Yamin would swipe a customer’s card once to complete the transaction, but then swipe it a second time in another card reader to capture the account numbers and personal identification information of the customer, according to investigators.

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