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Two Washington Men Arraigned On Area Credit Card Skimming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that KEVIN KONSTANTINOV, age 50, of Lynnwood, Washington and ELVIN ALISURETOVE, age 36, of Newcastle, Washington, were arraigned in federal courts in Virginia and Washington state.

The defendants are charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349; and Identity Theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).

The Indictment alleges that beginning in or about April 2012 and continuing until in or about January 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendants and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury would obtain account information and personal identification numbers (“PIN’s”) by using a skimming device.

The charges further allege that on or about the period of December 3, 2012 to December 4, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did knowingly possess, and use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person during and in relation to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Durant Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Secret Service.

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