Last of identity theft/credit card scammers in Russian scheme is sentenced

John Agar reports the follow-up on an ID theft ring linked to Russia (previous coverage here):

The last of five suspects sentenced in a credit-card scheme linked to Russia was ordered Monday to spend three years in federal prison.

Ameer Spinks, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell. The judge also ordered Spinks, like each of the other defendants, to make restitution of $52,630.


The government said the suspects apparently bought stolen credit-card data from sources in St. Petersburg, Russia, and wired $18,000 via Western Union as payment.

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