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Fourth Defendant Sentenced To Prison For Multi-Million Dollar Gas Pump Skimming Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS – The fourth defendant in a gas pump skimming scheme was sentenced today by United States District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey to 81 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to defraud victims of more than an estimated $5 million in Nevada and Southern California.

Adrian Leyva Tamayo, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty in February 2023 to one count of conspiracy, one count of use of unauthorized access device, and one count of aggravated identity theft.

According to court documents, from at least April 2017 and continuing through August 2020, Leyva Tamayo, together with co-conspirators Danyer Manuel Alarcon Rodriguez, Juan Sosa Tamayo, and Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez, conspired to use credit and debit card account numbers stolen from victims by means of skimmers attached to gas pumps in Las Vegas and various locations in California. As part of the conspiracy, Leyva Tamayo and his co-conspirators drove to gas station and broke into gas station pumps and installed skimmers on card payment terminals to steal credit and debit card account information from unsuspecting customers. They subsequently recoded the stolen account information and other personal data onto counterfeit cards. Then, the defendants used the counterfeit cards to fraudulently obtain goods and to make ATM cash withdrawals. Leyva Tamayo and his co-conspirators stole at least 8,229 credit and debit card numbers through the use of their skimmers, and caused a total estimated loss amount of $5,032,616.

Juan Sosa Tamayo was previously sentenced to 56 months in prison; Danyer Manuel Alarcon Rodriguez was previously sentenced to 61 months in prison; and Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez was previously sentenced to 70 months in prison.

United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Karon Ransom for the United States Secret Service made the announcement.

The United States Secret Service investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Schmale and Kimberly Frayn prosecuted the case.

If you are a victim of identity theft, you may make a report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by calling 1-877-438-4338 or online at For identity theft prevention tips and free resources visit   



Updated June 22, 2023

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft