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Tampa Man Sentenced in Counterfeit Credit Card Plot

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He used information stolen with the help of skimmers.

TAMPA – A Tampa man was sentenced to federal prison in connection with credit card and identity theft offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

Yosvani Concepcion Izqueirdo, 31, of Tampa, was sentenced to four years in federal prison for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. Izqueirdo pleaded guilty Feb. 7,  2019.

According to court documents, Izquierdo and others conspired to commit credit card fraud.

Specifically, they obtained breached and stolen credit card and debit card account information from skimming devices and then used the stolen account numbers and account information to manufacture counterfeit credit cards, which they then used at retailers in the Middle District of Florida and throughout the U.S. Most commonly, working together and alone, the conspirators used the counterfeit credit cards to purchase gift cards, electronics, and other items at retailers such as Sam’s Club, Publix, and Walgreens.

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