- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says two New York men have each been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted in a scheme to usurp cell phone accounts to steal iPhones.

Seiler says 20-year-old Wilton Santana and 22-year-old Charlie Aquino were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange on charges of using or trafficking in an unauthorized access device and aiding and abetting.

Prosecutors say Santana, Aquino and another man in 2014 posed as AT&T; customers looking to upgrade by adding new lines or phones to their plans. The trio was provided confidential subscriber information while outside an AT&T; store. The phones were then mailed to an address for payment.

The men were arrested after officers found 14 new, in-the-box iPhone 5s in the trunk during a traffic stop.

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