Miami man pleads guilty in ID theft case

Grant Gross reports the follow-up on a case previously covered on this site, here.

A Miami man has pleaded guilty to two identity-theft related charges after federal agents found more than 26,000 credit card numbers stored on his computer, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Juan Javier Cardenas, 45, purchased stolen credit card numbers over the Internet between February 2008 and May 2009, the DOJ said in a press release. Cardenas, known as Maceo, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to one count of conspiracy to traffic in and possess unauthorized credit card numbers with intent to defraud, and one count of trafficking in unauthorized credit card numbers, the DOJ said.

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