Catch of the Day: FEDERAL CRACKDOWN ON FINANCIAL FRAUD AND ATM SKIMMING CONTINUES WITH GUILTY PLEAS
Summary: Two Brazilian nationals who used bank customers’ account information obtained by an ATM “skimming” device have pled guilty in federal court. Julio Lopez Da Silva, 38, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, while Anderson Santos, 41, pled guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft, in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, said United States Attorney Bobby L. Christine. Da Silva faces sentencing of up to 30 years in prison, while Santos faces a mandatory two-year sentence.
After the men were arrested Dec. 3, 2017 in Savannah, police searched a Port Wentworth hotel where the two were staying and discovered skimming equipment and nearly $20,000 in cash. Download the Podcast for more information!
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