That’s why you should never steal. The Feds don’t like the competition.
3/30/13 NY Post, By Mitchell Madux ---Latino bank-fraud ; pizza guy really knew how to make some dough A latino Dominos Pizza employee was a key player in a bank-fraud scheme that netted a NY crime ring millions of dollars, the feds said yesterday. Elvis Rodriguez, 24, of Yonkers, was slapped with federal bank-fraud charges after he and his accomplices allegedly used phony debit cards to withdraw millions in cash from ATMs in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Secret Service agents say the ring paid Russian and Romanian mobsters for confidential financial info hacked from the computers of banks in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Rodriguez and his pals then used the stolen data to make counterfeit cards.
The feds say they have bank surveillance photos of Rodriguez wearing a black Dominos Pizza cap withdrawing cash with the stolen cards. He also listed the restaurant as his employer on a passport application. The suspect and two cohorts flew from JFK to Romania in January to deliver $300,000 to the gang that provided the hacked bank data, prosecutors said at his Brooklyn federal court Thursday appearance. Defense lawyer Michael Anthony Marinaccio said Rodriguez maintains his innocence. A judge ordered Rodriguez detained pending trial. Dominos rep did not immediately return a call for comment.