Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RYAN CLAVERIE, age 37, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty today to conspiracy to commit access device fraud.
U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced CLAVERIE to two years probation and ordered to pay $7,460.06 in restitution.
According to court documents, CLAVERIE worked as a waiter in a restaurant in Metairie. During the course of his employment, CLAVERIE routinely handled the credit and debit cards of restaurant patrons. CLAVERIE had a credit card “skimmer” that extracted customer account information from the magnetic strip on the back of a credit card and a bank debit card and logged it for later download to a computer.
CLAVERIE and his co-conspirators used the captured electronic account information contained on the magnetic strips of these valid cards in order to manufacture and produce counterfeit credit cards. These counterfeit credit cards were used to fraudulently obtain things of value for their own personal gain at several retail stores and establishments in the metropolitan New Orleans area.
Acting U.S Attorney Evans praised the work of the U.S. Secret Service, New Orleans Field Office, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the New Orleans Police Department, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Kenner Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Loan AMimi@ Nguyen was in charge of the prosecution.