‘Western Express’ credit-card fraud prosecution ends
Jeremy Kirk reports:
The last member of a US$5 million global credit-card fraud ring was sentenced on Thursday in New York state court, ending an eight-year investigation and prosecution.
Douglas Latta, 40, was sentenced to between 22 and 44 years in state prison, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. in a news release on Thursday. He was part of a wide-ranging scheme that stole and sold more than 95,000 credit card numbers online as part of a group known as the “Western Express.”
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