(update) Texan gets 4 years for restaurant-related fraud

This is a follow-up to a breach previously covered on this blog in December 2010. Associated Press reports:

An East Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison over credit card numbers scammed from a restaurant and the Internet.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 26-year-old Christopher Michael of Malakoff pleaded guilty in May to access device fraud. Michael, who was sentenced Tuesday in Tyler, also must pay nearly $95,000 in restitution.

Law officers, during a raid last August at Michael’s home, seized counterfeit charge card making equipment and hundreds of fake cards.

Prosecutors say three other people, including an employee at a Chicken Express in Tyler where customer credit card numbers were stolen, have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

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