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Miami-Area Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Connection with Nationwide Gas Station Skimming Scheme

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Yuny Hurtado Rodriguez, age 34, of Cutler Bay, Florida, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for his role in an access device fraud conspiracy.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Ketty Larco-Ward, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), made the announcement.

As part of his guilty plea on December 30, 2020, Rodriguez admitted that between April 2016 and July 2019,  he conspired with others to commit access device fraud by building skimming devices designed to steal gas station customer information, installing those devices inside gas pumps in Albany, Broome, and Montgomery Counties, and elsewhere, and then using the information collected by those devices to create fraudulent credit and debit cards. The fraudulent cards were used to obtain money orders, gift cards, cash, and other things of value.  As part of his plea agreement, Rodriguez agreed to be subject to a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $606,000.

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release on Rodriguez to follow his term of incarceration. 

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Albany Field Office and the USPIS Boston Division, with assistance from the FBI Field Offices in Miami and Pittsburgh, the USPIS Miami Division, and the United States Secret Service Miami Field Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss prosecuted the case.