Eleventh Man Sentenced in Credit Card Scheme

Authorities announced an eleventh man was sentenced for an international credit card fraud scheme that included locations in Las Vegas. Anderson Clayton Mariano Alcantara, 29, of Sorocaba, Brazil, was sentenced Monday to 97 months in prison, US Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich announced in a news release.

According to court documents, from about January 1, 2013, to about January 3, 2017, Alcantara and others conspired to commit credit and debit card fraud by placing “skimmers” on automatic teller machines and cash-out transaction ticket dispensing terminals, such as Global Cash Advance machines to steal account information. Authorities said Alcantara and his co-conspirators set up credit card forgery “laboratories” in residences and Las Vegas hotel rooms to manufacture counterfeit credit and debit cards. The equipment in the laboratories included… KTNV13 New

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