2 Men Plead Guilty To Using Skimmers To Steal Thousands In Oklahoma

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 5:04 pm
By: News On 6

Two Washington men pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The investigation began with Durant Police and was picked up by the Secret Service. The Secret Service tracked Kevin Konstantinov and Elvin Alisuretove from Seattle to Oklahoma through plane tickets, car rentals and hotel rooms. Investigators say the men installed skimmers inside Murphy USA station gas pumps using a master key, stealing account information every time customers swiped their cards at the pumps.

Alisuretove and Konstantinov were accused of making bogus cards with the stolen numbers and using them in ATMs to withdraw thousands of dollars in cash.

Surveillance cameras caught them going to 17 different ATMs on just July 11, investigators say, taking $8,000 here, $5,000 there, over and over. One victim in Durant lost $4,000 in two days.

Alisuretove and Konstantinov could face up to 30 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine.

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