Secret Service: Man Caught With Credit Card Skimmer In Wyoming
Federal authorities in Wyoming say they busted a man with credit and debit card skimming equipment — and he had over 400 card numbers in his possession.
According to documents filed in US District Court for Wyoming, Miguel Hernandez-Quintero is charged with illegal possession of device-making equipment and possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices.
He faces up to 25 years behind bars, $500,000 in fines if he's convicted.
Hernandez-Quintero has not had an opportunity to enter pleas to the charges.
According to a criminal complaint, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped Hernandez-Quintero in May for speeding in Uinta County.
A search of Hernandez-Quintero's vehicle ensued in which the trooper seized two cell phones, two gas pump credit/debit card skimmer devices, multiple computer cables, several small-sized keys and a credit card/magnetic stripe reader.
Roughly a month later, a US Secret Service Agent found emails associated with Hernandez-Quintero containing roughly 100 different and unique credit and debit card numbers.
An additional search located another 400 different and unique credit/debit card numbers, the complaint states.