The US Department of Justice has announced that it has charged a 30-year-old man from Miami, Florida in conjunction with an Apple Pay fraud conspiracy. The man had previously pleaded guilty to the charges, while three of co-conspirators have also been sentenced.
The DOJ says that Daniel Butler has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to the investigation, Butler and the others fraudulently obtained at least 477 credit cards, and linked them to Apple Pay on their iPhones.
From there, they used their iPhones to make Apple Pay purchases at retailers, without having access to the actual physical cards. In total, the group made more than $1.5 million worth of fraudulent purchases, the DOJ says. Three of Butler’s co-conspirators have… 9To5 Mac