Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Prison For Using Skimming Devices At Gas Pumps To Steal Credit And Debit Card Information
LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to 61 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, Danyer Manuel Alarcon Rodriguez (23) was a key member in a conspiracy to install skimmer devices at numerous gas pumps. Alarcon Rodriguez installed at least 27 skimmer devices that obtained at least 481 stolen card numbers.
After obtaining the stolen credit and debit card account information, Alarcon Rodriguez and his co-conspirators would re-encode that account information onto the magnetic strips of counterfeit cards, and then use the counterfeit cards to fraudulently make purchases and ATM cash withdrawals. Collectively, Alarcon Rodriguez 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.
Alarcon Rodriguez pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of conspiracy, one count of use of unauthorized access device, and one count of aggravated identity theft. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Alarcon Rodriguez to three years of supervised release and ordered restitution.
Co-defendant Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez (35) pleaded guilty in July 2021 and is scheduled to be sentenced in December 2021. Co-defendants Juan Luis Sosa Tamayo (32) and Adrian Leyva Tamayo (32) are scheduled for a jury trial to begin in July 2022.
Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Brian Spellacy of the U.S. Secret Service made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Schmale is prosecuting the case.