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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Rogelio Hackett Jr.
A Georgia man was sentenced Friday in federal court in Virginia to 10 years in prison for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and aggravated identity theft, accused of stealing 675,000 credit card numbers leading to $36 million in losses.
Hackett admitted in a court filing that since at least 2002, he has been trafficking in credit card information he obtained either by hacking into business computer networks and downloading credit card databases, or by purchasing the information from others using the Internet through various "carding forums."
"Today's sentence and substantial fine should serve as a strong deterrent to others who may be tempted to engage in identity theft," he said.