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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Credit Card Counterfeiting Device

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

CHARLESTON, W.VA.– United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that an Austin, Texas man pled guilty today to being in possession of a device to counterfeit credit cards.  Tofyk Ali Oro entered his guilty plea to illegal possession, production, or trafficking of device-making equipment.  The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and United States Postal Inspection Service. 

“Great work by federal law enforcement to thwart Oro’s plan,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Their work has prevented the victimization of many West Virginians.”

Oro admitted that on November 30, 2018 that he shipped 55 credit cards and the device equipment from Austin, Texas to Charleston, West Virginia.  Oro also admitted the intent with the 55 cards was to defraud individuals whose accounts were linked to those cards. 

Oro faces up to 15 years imprisonment when he is sentenced on October 21, 2019. 

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Arthur handled the prosecution.  The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.

 

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Updated July 29, 2019