RI: Guilty Plea in Scheme to Steal & Use Personal Identifying Information from ATMs

And in other skimming news today:

Moises Morales Cano, 31, of Astoria, N.Y., pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence, R.I., today to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, admitting to his role in a scheme to manipulate bank ATM machines. The scheme resulted in the theft of personal information skimmed from debit cards belonging to more than 1,300 individuals and the loss of more than $709,000.

Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Moises Morales Cano admitted to the court that between January 1 and April 4, 2015, he conspired with another individual to attach skimming devices on ATMs at banks in several communities in Rhode Island and Connecticut. According to information presented to the court, approximately 1,329 individuals had their debit cards compromised resulting in a total loss of approximately $709,597.50.

Cano has been detained in federal custody since his arrest in Queens, N.Y., on September 9, 2015. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 20, 2016.


SOURCE: U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Rhode Island

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