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Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Prison For Role In Gas Pump Skimming Fraud Scheme in Nevada And California

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

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for his role in a fraud scheme to steal thousands of credit and debit card numbers from victims at gas pumps in Nevada and California.

According to court documents, between November 2018 and June 2019, Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez was personally involved in installing at least ten skimmer devices at several gas stations, and also assisted co-conspirators in acquiring skimmer devices. After obtaining the stolen account information, Rodriguez Gonzalez and his co-conspirators re-encoded that information onto counterfeit cards to fraudulently make purchases and ATM cash withdrawals. Collectively, Rodriguez Gonzalez and his co-conspirators obtained at least 3,120 stolen credit and debit card account numbers and caused a loss of at least $157,695.51.

Rodriguez Gonzalez pleaded guilty in July 2021 to one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud, one count of use of unauthorized access devices, and one count of aggravated identity theft. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Rodriguez Gonzalez to three years of supervised release.

Co-conspirators Juan Luis Sosa Tamayo and Adrian Leyva Tamayo await a jury trial on July 12, 2022. Danyer Manuel Alarcon Rodriguez was sentenced to 61 months in prison in November 2021 for his role in the conspiracy.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Brian Spellacy for the U.S. Secret Service made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Schmale prosecuted the case.



Updated December 7, 2021

Financial Fraud
Identity Theft