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3rd defendant sentenced in Gulf Coast skimmer case

September 7, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Brazilian man is the third and final defendant sentenced in connection with the placing of a card skimmer on a Mississippi Gulf Coast ATM.

WLOX-TV reports that Claudio Fontes Ferreira was sentenced Friday to 39 months in federal prison. The Department of Justice says the 31-year-old, who is in the country illegally, was convicted of fraud. He and two others were arrested after D’Iberville police officers searched an SUV they spotted leaving a Keesler Federal Credit Union. It matched the description of a vehicle officers were looking for that was believed to have placed skimmers at a Gulfport ATM.

The others who pleaded guilty were 37-year-old Rodrigo Ferrareze of Delray Beach, Florida, who drew a 10-month sentence and 26-year-old Taise Braganca Moscon, of Brazil, who received a 13-month sentence.


Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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