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Fifth Person Pleads Guilty in $5 Million ID Theft Case

A total of five Eastern Europeans were arrested for conspiracy involving cyberattacks and fraudulent purchases.

A Russian national has been arrested in connection with a payment card fraud scheme between 2014 and 2016 that led to $5 million in losses to businesses including an airline and two healthcare administrators. The fifth person to be arrested in the case, Irina Fedoseeva, was allegedly responsible for cheating victims out of $225,000 through illegal use of their payment cards, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said.

Fedoseeva is the fifth suspect to have pleaded guilty to the conspiracy, which involved illegal access to payment card data through a series of cyberattacks with help from computer hackers believed to be based in Russia. The stolen information was used by the defendants to make purchases from stores, cash withdrawals and purchase money orders.

At their arrests, the defendants were allegedly found to be in possession of over 1,000 payment cards in others' names.

Click on DoJ release for details.

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