Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Access Device Fraud in Connection with Transfer of Stolen Data
CONCORD – David Wiley, 53, of Georgia, pleaded guilty in federal court to access device fraud, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 16, 2022, Wiley participated in a recorded phone call with an individual cooperating with law enforcement. During the call, Wiley offered to sell stolen data, including victims’ names, credit card numbers, card expiration dates, and card verification value (CVV) codes. Wiley also discussed pricing and the best way to transfer the stolen data. Over the next few weeks, Wiley and the individual cooperating with law enforcement exchanged text messages discussing the transfer of an initial set of sample data.
On March 8, 2022, Wiley uploaded a password-protected spreadsheet containing the names, addresses, email addresses, credit card numbers, card expiration dates, CVV codes, and phone numbers of 200 victims to a secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) website. Wiley then emailed the password to the individual cooperating with law enforcement to access the spreadsheet.
Wiley is scheduled to be sentenced on May 9, 2023.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander S. Chen and Matthew T. Hunter.