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A US man has been jailed for seven years following his conviction for ID theft and credit card fraud. Jacob Vincent Green-Bressler of Tucson, Arizona was sentenced by US District Judge David C. Burylast week after pleading guilty in March to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy offences. Green-Bressler operated as an …

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Retitution?

Since he probably pissed away most of the money (and spent the rest on legal fees), the banks will probably get pennies on the dollar. What he really needs to worry about is some pissed off cowboy getting his address after he gets out and getting his own pound of flesh.

The Feds give you up to six months to settle your affairs before reporting to prison. That's a long time for someone to track him down.

I wonder how they caught him. Did he not know that the cameras at ATMs record the transaction information as well as the pictures?

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fun for the next 20 years

Until he pays the debt off or 20 years is up he will be on a no fly list, and he wont get a passport either

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Makes sense (In the US)

OK.

Do some phishing, get 7 years.

Murder an iraqi, get a few months.

Yep.

Gorrit.

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Stupid crook

Who pulls out $148,000 out of an ATM?

Seriously, that's just asking for trouble.

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@Stupid crook

I'm amazed it's possible to do this at all. UK cards have daily limits, mostly somewhere around £300.

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some cowboy

Yeah some cowboy might track him down

course when your ninety plus years old like

the median aged Arizonan it's tough to shoot

straight.

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148,000 dollars

I never knew that they could put that much money into an ATM, unless he took it out over time.

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(Title)

Most ATM's hold about $50,000, and every bank has a withdrawal limit, from $250 to $1000, so yes, it was over time.

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But heck, at least he was saved from this fate

"In a letter written to a Superior Court judge, Green-Bressler's parents said his computer skills led to a job offer from Microsoft at the age of 12. "

(From the Arizona Daily Star article)

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