Man sentenced to federal prison for NH related credit card fraud scheme
CONCORD — A Texas man was sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft in connection with a credit card fraud scheme.
According to court documents, Dairon Julio Jimenez Roja, 26, of Austin, Texas, and others traveled from Austin, Texas to New Hampshire in late December 2015 and early January 2016. Once they arrived in New Hampshire, they began purchasing gift cards at various retail stores in the area, including the Sam’s Club store in Hudson.
The group obtained credit card information for various individuals, including numerous New Hampshire residents, by downloading the information from a skimmer that was hidden in a gas pump at a store in Londonderry.
After downloading the information, the group used it to make counterfeit credit cards that were used at the self-checkout counters at retail stores to purchase gift cards in the amount of $200. The total estimated loss is approximately $29,000.
On Jan. 12, Hudson police were notified that the group was in the store purchasing gift cards. The police responded and pursued the group into Tyngsborough, Mass., where they were arrested by Tyngsborough Police.