Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes Announces Multi-National Identity Theft Bust: Ring Alleged to Run Credit Car, Real Estate and Insurance Fraud Scams

According to reports, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has announced the indictment of 13 individuals with ties to Russia and Ukraine. The accused are alleged to have run or taken part in a multi-national credit card scheme where they purchased stolen credit card numbers online, crafted fake credit cards and then made purchases in the United States. These individuals are also alleged to have taken the scheme further into the arena of insurance fraud and real estate fraud. Working with the Secret Service, the take-down also netted some high-end automobiles including a Bentley, Mercedes and a Land Rover.

Although there has been no press release, it is likely that these individuals face charges relating to Identity Theft, Grand Larceny, Forgery, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and potentially Enterprise Corruption if there is an ascertainable structure in their “crew.”

Once Crotty Saland PC receives the information and facts regarding this case we will analyze and share this with our reader. As former Manhattan prosecutors under Robert Morgenthau who have handled identity theft and credit card fraud cases as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, we will do our best to provide our readers with insight into these cases that may not be found elsewhere. Check back for updates…

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