ATLANTA (AP) - A former employee of a BP station in suburban Atlanta has been sentenced to five years in prison for installing a device that captured customers' financial card and personal identification numbers.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 25-year-old Boris Toumasian of Glendale, Calif., was also sentenced Friday to three years of supervised release.
Prosecutors say Toumasian used the information from customers' card and identification numbers to create counterfeit cards, withdraw money from customers' back accounts and buy electronics.
U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates says Toumasian and two alleged co-conspirators installed a skimming device at the BP station on Haynes Bridge in Alpharetta, and transferred the stolen card numbers to the magnetic stripes on American Express gift cards and used those altered cards to withdraw money from the customers' bank accounts.
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