Criminal gets 9 years in jail, ordered to pay back $50.8 million in restitution
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November 14, 2014
Georgia credit card fraud artist Cameron Harrisson has been sentenced to 9 years in prison and was also ordered to pay back $50.8 million in restitution for buying stolen credit cards from the illegal website carder.su.
The twenty-eight yeard old man, who used the handle Kilobit, pleaded guilty to three charges and was sentenced overnight by Nevada District Judge Andrew Gordon.
Harrisson admitted purchasing and processing 260 compromised credit and debit card numbers, all of which were quickly removed from his computer and email account after his arrest.
The credit card criminal was arrested after buying a fake ID from an undercover special agent in which he admitted being a part of defunct carder group 'ShadowCrew'.
Harrison went down with twenty-six others as part of Operation Open Market in October 2012 in of a pool of 55 individuals either evading arrest or awaiting trial charged in four indictments in Operation Open Market.
The Department of Justice said the fraudulent credit card market was responsible for the theft of $50 million.
Harrison pleaded guilty to participating in and conspiracy to engage in a racketeer influenced corrupt organization, and trafficking in and production of false identification documents.
US Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said that Harrison made a living off the stolen credit cards.
"Applying time-honored techniques from mob and gang prosecutions to this new generation of cyber criminals, we were able to infiltrate and bring down the carder.su ring,” Caldwell said.
Homeland Security Investigations executive associate director Peter Edge added that the "significant sentence" was "entirely fitting" given the damage done.
Harrison began using carder.su in June 2008, a website best known as an illegal credit card marketplace which also traded in drugs, narcotics and other crimes, and like other underground sites required members to be recommended by insiders to join.
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