Description: Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud victims of more than an estimated $5 million in Nevada and Southern California.
From at least April 2017 and continuing through August 2020, Adrian Leyva Tamayo, of Las Vegas, together with co-conspirators Danyer Manuel Alarcon Rodriguez, Juan Sosa Tamayo, and Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez, conspired to use credit and debit card account numbers stolen from victims by means of skimmers attached to gas pumps in Las Vegas and various locations in California. As part of the conspiracy, Leyva Tamayo and his co-conspirators drove to gas station and broke into gas station pumps and installed skimmers on card payment terminals to steal credit and debit card account information from unsuspecting customers. They subsequently recoded the stolen account information and other personal data onto counterfeit cards. Then, the defendants used the counterfeit cards to fraudulently obtain goods and to make ATM cash withdrawals. Leyva Tamayo and his co-conspirators stole at least 8,229 credit and debit card numbers through the use of their skimmers, and caused a total estimated loss amount of $5,032,616.
Juan Sosa Tamayo was previously sentenced to 56 months in prison; Danyer Manuel Alarcon Rodriguez was previously sentenced to 61 months in prison; and Francisco Rodriguez Gonzalez was previously sentenced to 70 months in prison.
United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Karon Ransom for the United States Secret Service made the announcement.
The United States Secret Service investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Schmale and Kimberly Frayn prosecuted the case.
Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
18:1029(a)(2) and (c)(1)(A)(i) -
Use of Unauthorized Access Devices; 18:2 - Aiding and Abetting
Aggravated Identity Theft; 18:2 - Aiding and Abetting
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 81 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.