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Millionaire ID thief gets four years for paying waiters to skim AmEx cards from wealthy customers
The New York Post ^ | 2/26/2013 | LAURA ITALIANO

Posted on 02/26/2013 6:45:16 PM PST by Beave Meister

A crafty, millionaire identity thief will spend at least four and a half years in prison after admitting today that he paid waiters at some of Manhattan's fanciest restaurants to skim the AmEx cards of wealthy customers.

Between 2010 and 2011, some 265 diners had their Black and Platinum AmEx card information stolen by waiters at Smith & Wollenski, Capital Grille, Wolfgang's Steakhouse and JoJo, all thanks to Luis Damian Jacas, who pleaded guilty on the brink of opening statements in his now-scuttled enterprise corruption trial at Manhattan Supreme Court.

Jacas, 42, of Manhattan, paid waiters $500 per Black card, and $300 per Platinum card. The waiters would take the cards from customers and quickly record the cards' encoded information using tiny, palm-held skimming devices.

Jacas would use the skimmed account information to manufacture counterfeit cards he'd then pay other accomplices to use in buying Cartier watches, Chanel handbags, and other luxury goods for resale to "fences" who would then sell the goods online.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: amex; corruption; fraud; identitytheft; manhattan; millionaire; newyork; newyorkpost; nypd; secretservice; thief; wealthy
I'm surprised they went after this guy after all isn't this just another form of redistribution of wealth...
1 posted on 02/26/2013 6:45:24 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister
This is the type of guy that needs to be put into solitary. Not for his own protection - it would be a wonderful punishment if he couldn't sit down again. But for the lessons he can teach to other career criminals.

Unfortunately today, our prisons are no longer a place of punishment and redemption, but an education system for criminals to improve their craft.

2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:23 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Beave Meister

The guy’s a dirtbag and ruined people’s lives and will probably get out in 2 years and have access to millions he stashed away in overseas bank accounts. In other words, another Obama donor...


3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:23 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Beave Meister

Sorry about #4. Posted in wrong thread. I asked Mods to remove.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:23:26 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Beave Meister

4 1/2 years? This guy’s cost/benefit analysis was shrewd.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Beave Meister

30-to-Life would have been more appropriate.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 9:34:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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