Two More Sentenced In Orlando For Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft
Orlando, FL - U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II sentenced Troy Henry (37, Orlando, FL) yesterday to thirteen and a half years in federal prison and Randall Rodgers (32, Antioch, CA) to ten years in federal prison for credit card fraud and identity theft. Henry and Rogers participated in a conspiracy that took place between May 2010 and March 2011, and resulted in the fraudulent use of more than 6,000 individuals' credit card information and more than $1.1 million in fraudulent purchases. Since August 2011, Judge John Antoon also sentenced the following twelve persons to prison for their participation in this credit card fraud conspiracy:
According to court documents, the fraud in this case was discovered when agents learned that the computer servers belonging to a hotel in San Diego, California had been compromised, or “hacked,” and thousands of credit card numbers and related identification information had been stolen. Agents later learned that the stolen credit card numbers were being used at retail stores throughout Central Florida and elsewhere in the United States. The conspirators in Central Florida, and Randall Rodgers in California, purchased stolen credit card information over the Internet from a conspirator based in the country of Azerbaijan. The conspirators sent international wire transfers to Azerbaijan to pay for the stolen credit card information. Once the conspirators purchased the stolen credit card information, they used device making equipment, such as re-encoding machines and computer software, to re-encode blank gift cards with the stolen credit card information. The conspirators then used the re-encoded gift cards at retail stores to purchase actual gift cards and other merchandise. Each individual sentenced had a particular role in the conspiracy, from leaders, such as Troy Henry and Randall Rodgers, to the persons who entered the retail stores and used the counterfeit credit cards, such as Nancy Major.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service Orlando Field Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Irick.