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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rochester Man Guilty of Trafficking in Credit Card Accounts


ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Andres Ahmed Vasquez, 29, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to trafficking in and possession of unauthorized counterfeit access devices. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that between June 2012 and May 2014 Vasquez trafficked in, possessed, and used stolen credit card account numbers and codes belonging to more than 250 different victims. The defendant obtained more than $210,000 as a result of his crimes.

This plea is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tracy Gast.

Vasquez is scheduled to be sentenced by on January 30, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Siragusa.
Updated November 19, 2014