Filipino man received a five-year prison sentence and two years of supervised
release from a federal court judgein Newark, New Jersey, USA, for committing bank fraud
through a $9-million (over P400 million) stolen credit and debit card ring.
Angelo Virtucio, who hails from Quezon City,
Philippines, was proven guilty of purchasing stolen debit and credit card
numbers from computer hackers.
31-year-old used the stolen data and encoded it to new cards,New Jersey Real Time News reported.
Authorities also confirmed that Virtucio
used several skimming devices on ATMs (automated teller machines) to obtain
sensitive information from clueless victims.
He also partnered with a “global network of
cashers” to commit unauthorized purchases and ATM withdrawals, the report said.
Virtucio was on the run from the law a few
years back and was arrested in South Florida in January last year, where he was
extradited back to New Jersey.
The now convicted felon pleaded guilty to
conspiracy to commit bank fraud in July last year. Khristian Ibarrola