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Skimmer Gets Prison for Million-Dollar Financial Identity Theft Scheme

United States Attorney's Office Southern District of California

SAN DIEGO – A Los Angeles metropolitan resident was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for repeatedly installing specialized devices to steal the financial information of unwitting victims at gas pumps throughout Southern California. 

Haykaz Mansuryan, age 34, admitted in his plea agreement that he broke into dozens of gas pumps to install “skimmers”—customized electronic devices to steal credit and debit card information from unknowing patrons using the pumps.  Mansuryan admitted that the conspiracy he participated in purloined over $1 million while he was involved. 

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