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November 25, 2015

Philadelphia Man Charged in Fraud Scheme Involving Counterfeit Credit Cards

PHILADELPHIA—Christopher Castillo, 22, of Philadelphia, was charged in an Indictment with producing and selling counterfeit credit cards, possessing credit card making equipment, and aggravated identity theft of a Scotiabank credit card account holder, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, among the items found in Castillo’s possession were over 150 white plastic credit card templates, multiple partially manufactured credit cards, multiple sheets of holographic stickers resembling the holograms found on Visa and MasterCard cards, documents containing personally identifiable information, and a desktop credit card printer.

If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of 35 years in prison, three years’ supervised release, a fine, and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anita Eve.

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