Florida Men to Serve Three Years in Federal Prison for Fraudulent Credit Card Conspiracy
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Two Florida men have been ordered to serve three years in federal prison for stealing and using credit card information. Osiel Valdes-Perez, 22, and Felix Alain Delgado-Martinez, 39, both of Miami Gardens, were each sentenced yesterday, Nov. 16, for participating in a fraudulent credit card conspiracy and possession of fraudulent credit cards. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow ordered each of the men to pay $5,243 in restitution to victims of the offense.
Valdes-Perez pled guilty to the conspiracy and possession offenses on Feb. 18, 2016, and Delgado-Martinez entered his guilty plea on Mar.3, 2016. Another co-defendant, Pedro Enrique Quevedo-Perez, pled guilty on Oct, 12, 2016, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 16, 2017.
The defendants admitted that in May and June 2015, they used skimming devices, placed in gas pumps in the Rock Island area, to collect account data from swiped cards. The stolen account information was then used to purchase gift cards and small electronics.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith DeCarlo prosecuted the case. The charges were investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Moline Police Department.