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Illegal Alien Sentenced for Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

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

Gulfport, Mississippi. – Ricardo Arcanjo Ramos, 37, an illegal alien from Brazil, was sentenced today in United States District Court to serve 37 months in federal prison for committing access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Jere T. Miles, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans. Ramos was also ordered to pay $25,087.50 in restitution to the victim.

In July, 2017, Ramos and another illegal alien, through the use of skimmers and cameras placed on Automated Teller Machines at a credit union in Ocean Springs, obtained and used 15 or more account holders’ unauthorized access devices to obtain money and fund transfers at two banks and a resort in Florida.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Updated December 11, 2018

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