USA – Man who ran $9M credit card cybercrime ring is sentenced

By | June 9, 2017

A man who ran a $9 million stolen credit and debit card ring was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison.

Angelo Virtucio, 31, of Quezon City, Philippines received a 63-month prison sentence and two years of supervised release from a judge sitting in federal court in Newark, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. 

Virtucio purchased stolen debit and credit card numbers from computer hackers and encoded new cards with the stolen data. He also obtained debit card information by using skimming devices on ATMs, authorities said.

Then, he and his “global network of cashers” made a series of unauthorized purchases and ATM withdrawals. 

Virtucio pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in July 2016. He was arrested in South Florida in January 2015 and then extradited to New Jersey.