Tampa Woman Gets 7 Years in Credit Card Fraud Case

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News Release: Associated Press
July 2, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa woman is heading to prison after being found guilty of taking part in a credit card ring led by her boyfriend.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced 25-year-old Danay Crespo-Rodriguez to seven years in federal prison.

Authorities say Crespo-Rodriguez and her boyfriend put key loggers on credit card terminals at some stores in Tampa's International Plaza.

The Tampa Bay Times reports authorities recovered some 4,000 stolen credit card numbers and estimate the loss at more than $650,000.

She pleaded guilty in October and was released on bail. Officials say she absconded the next month and was recaptured after being arrested on shoplifting and assault charges at a Tampa store.

Officials say others involved in the ring have pleaded guilty or were convicted. One remains a fugitive.

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