Florida Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Multi-State Credit Card Fraud Scheme
MADISON, WIS. -- Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jorge Consuegra-Rojas, 43, Miami, Florida, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit access device fraud and possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices. Consuegra-Rojas pleaded guilty to these charges on May 31, 2018.
On September 12, 2016, Consuegra-Rojas and another individual were arrested after attempting to use a counterfeit credit card inside of a grocery store in Mauston, Wisconsin. A search of Consuegra-Rojas’s vehicle revealed false identification documents, counterfeit credit cards, multiple cellular telephones, two computers, three flash drives, six credit card skimmers, a credit card reader/writer, and 280 gift cards valued at over $23,000. A forensic search of the flash drives and computers revealed a total of 1,679 stolen credit card numbers, some of which had been used to purchase the recovered gift cards.
At the sentencing hearing, Judge Peterson recognized that Consuegra-Rojas was deeply involved in a large-scale multi-state credit card fraud scheme and noted the tremendous impact that credit card fraud has on its victims. Furthermore, Judge Peterson was very concerned that Consuegra-Rojas has two prior felony convictions for similar conduct and has not been deterred from engaging in credit card fraud despite the sentences he received in those prior cases.
The charges against Consuegra-Rojas were a result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, and Mauston Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.