Two Indicted for Stealing 18,000 Card Numbers from Gas Stations, Other Locations

The U.S. Department of Justice indicted two Dominican nationals today for the theft of more than 18,000 credit card numbers with the help of credit card skimming machines and for spending roughly $1.2 million using fake credit and debit cards.

Juan Jose Rodriguez-Castro and Wilberd Armando Reyes-Castro, aka “Jose M. Robels-Burgos” are the two individuals charged for supposedly conspiring to "commit bank fraud, possession of unauthorized access devices, possession of device making equipment, possession of document making implements, and aggravated identity theft."

The two Castros placed their skimming machines in gas stations and various other locations across multiple U.S. states in an operation which lasted from April 2016 to June 2018, according to DoJ's press release.

They used the personal identifying information (PII) and the credit card data they stole to create fraudul... (read more)

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