- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A New York man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for participating in an ATM skimming scheme.

Thirty-two-year-old Moises Morales Cano of Astoria, New York, pleaded guilty in May for taking part in a conspiracy to manipulate ATMs in order to steal personal identifying information belonging to bank customers.

Officials said the skimmers captured information from magnetic strips on about 1,329 victims’ credit cards, which was then encoded onto counterfeit cards that were used to make fraudulent transactions.

U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell, Jr., on Friday also ordered Cano to serve five years supervised release after finishing his prison term and to pay restitution in the amount of more than $700,000.

Cano pleaded guilty in May to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

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