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Cuban Citizen Sentenced for Access Device Fraud

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

Gulfport, Miss.  -- A Cuban citizen was sentenced to serve 41 months in federal prison and to pay $18,557.25 in restitution to victims for possession of fifteen or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices with the intent to defraud, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge David Denton of Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.  

According to court documents, Henry Herrera Garcia a/k/a Alex Rodriguez Perez, 31, was encountered by a Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy at a traffic stop on March 20, 2019, on I-10 in Harrison County.  Homeland Security Investigations also participated at the scene of the stop.  Various items recovered from the vehicle included a credit card scanner, thumb drives, credit card skimmers, a computer, a hard drive, fraudulent credit cards, and gas pump skimming devices, as well as accessories used for downloading credit cards.  

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Updated May 19, 2023