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April 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police said they have cracked a network of young computer hackers who were able to make millions of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases and break into confidential credit-rating files. As many as 1,000 hackers between the ages of 14 and 25 nationwide have shared such information for at least four years, said Detective Dennis Sadler. Sadler said officers stumbled upon the network while investigating a local case of credit card fraud.
June 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Burbank man was sentenced this week to a year in jail in connection with a credit card fraud operation at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, prosecutors said. Tigran Petrosyan, 31, pleaded guilty in January to grand theft, forgery and identity theft. During his sentencing, Petrosyan also was ordered to pay restitution and spend three years on probation.
February 7, 1996
A onetime street thug who boxed his way from a juvenile detention center to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics was sentenced Tuesday to 32 months in prison for credit card fraud. Henry Tillman, 34, of Diamond Bar was wearing a jacket with his last name stenciled across the back when he was videotaped in 1994 using a Discover card with another name on it at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood. He appeared in Torrance Superior Court Tuesday to ask Judge William Hollingsworth Jr.
February 24, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A 28-year-old Bulgarian man, nicknamed the Hacker, was jailed for 4 1/2 years for draining more than $1 million from bank cards, mostly owned by U.S. citizens. Issa Mehmed also was ordered to pay back the stolen funds and pay a fine. Mehmed pleaded guilty in the city of Varna to charges of founding an organized crime group for money laundering, financial fraud and extortion. The District Court said the crimes were committed from June 2003 until January 2008, when he and his gang were arrested.
May 31, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE
A 23-year-old salesman at the Glendale Home Depot store has been arrested on credit card fraud charges, marking the fifth arrest in an investigation into suspected illegal activities by store employees, police said Tuesday. Jose Nectally Perez was scheduled to be arraigned this week in Glendale Superior Court on felony charges of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.
January 6, 1995
A Los Angeles County coroner employee pleaded guilty Thursday to fraud and commercial burglary charges stemming from his use of credit card numbers belonging to dead people. Theresa Enoex Wilson, 35, entered the guilty plea to two felony counts before a preliminary hearing scheduled in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Under terms of the agreement, Wilson will be sentenced to 16 months in state prison and ordered to make $8,500 in restitution to four department stores, said Deputy Dist. Atty.
July 3, 1993 | TOMMY LI
Ten Glendale and North Hollywood residents, including a 15-year-old girl, have been arrested in an alleged credit card fraud ring that involved the theft of thousands of gallons of gasoline from service stations countywide, authorities said Friday.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was relieved of duty last spring and arrested at his home last week pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to four felony counts alleging credit card fraud. David Osorio was freed on $50,000 bail after relatives pledged their home on his behalf. The district attorney's office had filed a motion to determine that the source of the bond money was legitimate. Osorio had been held since Thursday.
February 19, 1993
A man considered by agents to be responsible for more than 25% of the worldwide counterfeit credit card frauds and linked to Southern California is in custody, the Secret Service announced Thursday. Tam Wai Keung was arrested in Miami on Jan. 28, said Clint Howard, special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Los Angeles office. Agents also arrested a suspected accomplice, Sun Keung Cheung, in Miami that day, Howard said. On Feb.
November 24, 1993
El Segundo police said Tuesday that a two-year investigation has broken up an $800,000 credit card scam that defrauded airlines and credit card companies by using stolen credit card numbers, and sold tickets to passengers for as little as half price. The airlines and credit card companies absorbed all the losses, police said.
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