Skip to comments.Millionaire ID thief gets four years for paying waiters to skim AmEx cards from wealthy customers
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.
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Unfortunately today, our prisons are no longer a place of punishment and redemption, but an education system for criminals to improve their craft.
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...
Sorry about #4. Posted in wrong thread. I asked Mods to remove.
4 1/2 years? This guy’s cost/benefit analysis was shrewd.
30-to-Life would have been more appropriate.