A Russian woman living in Koreatown faces up to five years behind bars when she’s sentenced Monday for using bogus debit and credit cards obtained by hacking American companies.
Irina Fedoseeva, 34, pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to use stolen debit and credit cards, and using them to make more than $225,000 in purchases, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Fedoseeva admitted in a plea deal filed in Los Angeles federal court to helping a co-defendant make purchases using the cards from stores such as Apple and Best Buy, and reselling the goods online.
According to federal prosecutors, hackers in Russia and elsewhere breached the computer systems of three unidentified U.S. companies — an airline and two healthcare management companies — and produced the fraudulent cards sometime from 2014 to 2016.
When she was arrested last year, Fedoseeva was in possession of more than 520 unauthorized credit, debit and gift cards, officials said.
Four other Russian nationals living in Los Angeles also pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for participating in the conspiracy.
—City News Service
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