OK: Leader of credit-card fraud plot gets seven-year sentence

David Harper reports:

A California man has been sentenced in Tulsa to seven years in prison for an interstate credit-card fraud conspiracy that involved more than $100,000 and victimized 18 financial institutions ranging from Merrill Lynch to the Bank of Hawaii.

Jonathan Edward Vergnetti, 39, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge James Payne this week to contribute toward $114,931.74 in restitution.


Grove police began the investigation after a shoebox containing credit cards and credit card numbers was found in a hotel room there, an FBI affidavit says.

Read more on Tulsa World.

Frustratingly, once again we do not learn how the criminals obtained the identity information that they misused.

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