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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11, 2019

Fair Oaks Man Sentenced to 4 years in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Stolen Credit Card Information and Identity Theft

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Mkrtych “Mike” Sargsyan, 55, of Fair Oaks, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb to four years in prison for conspiring to sell stolen credit card information and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, between September 2015 and April 2016, Sargsyan and others agreed to obtain and sell stolen credit card information. On three occasions, Sargsyan traveled to Southern California to obtain electronic storage devices containing stolen credit card numbers and corresponding account holder information. Sargsyan then delivered that information to a buyer in Southern California and Rancho Cordova. During the course of the conspiracy, Sargsyan and his co-conspirators obtained information related to 587 credit card accounts.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian A. Fogerty prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Press Release Number: 
2:17-cr-28-WBS
Updated March 11, 2019