A Las Vegas man was sentenced yesterday to 111 months in federal prison for aggravated identity theft and the use of an unauthorized access device. The defendant, Fausto Teixeira Martins Neto, placed skimming devices on ATMs and cash-out transaction dispensing terminals in casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. He would then encode the stolen data onto forged credit cards and initiate cash advances and purchase luxury items. Through their fraud and identity theft schemes, Mr. Neto and his co-conspirators stole over $2.28 million.
Mr. Neto is the fourteenth out of twenty-one individuals charged in a 2017 indictment for their roles in the conspiracy. The remaining seven charged individuals are currently at large.
If you believe you are a victim of identity theft or credit card fraud, you should contact a Las Vegas identity theft attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.