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NY officials: ID theft ring stole from victims who used credit cards at Mesquite gas station
Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/02/13 | Kevin Krause

Posted on 05/02/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT by DFG

New York officials said alleged members of an identity theft ring used an electronic encoder and other tools inside a Manhattan hotel room to steal money from nearly 400 people who used credit and debit cards at a Mesquite gas station.

The four suspects are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the victims.

Garegin Spartalyan, 40, Aram Martirosian, 34, Hayk Dzhandzhapanyan, 40, and Davit Kudugulyan, 42, were charged this week in New York in a 405-count indictment with various offenses including grand larceny and possession of stolen property, officials said.

(Excerpt) Read more at crimeblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: manhattan; mesquite; skimming
Are these names Armenian or Turkish?
1 posted on 05/02/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

At least 2 of these men are associated with a company called “Unique Home Health Care”.

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Nevada/Las-Vegas/davit-kudugulyan/56124300.aspx


2 posted on 05/02/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: DFG

Credit card data can be stolen with a wave and an app


3 posted on 05/02/2013 1:26:23 PM PDT by molson209
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To: DFG
"Are these names Armenian or Turkish?"

I think Armenian. When you see "ian" or "yan" at the end of name, it is Armenian.

I could be wrong...WAG!

4 posted on 05/02/2013 1:27:37 PM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: DFG

“Garegin Spartalyan, 40, Aram Martirosian, 34, Hayk Dzhandzhapanyan, 40, and Davit Kudugulyan, 42”, Darn Amish are at it Yet AGAIN!


5 posted on 05/02/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: hummingbird

Probably from some Central or E. European SHITHOLE “Country(Armenia, Romania, Albania, you know, one of the “ia’s”)”


6 posted on 05/02/2013 1:30:57 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: hummingbird

You know like, “Kardashian”.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 1:31:42 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Pennsylvania?


8 posted on 05/02/2013 1:32:34 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DFG

I live in Mesquite and unfortunately one of the numbers they got was mine. Luckily, Bank of Amigos caught it before they could use it. I did have to get a new card.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: DFG

And before Las Vegas and California, these financial adventurers were from????????


10 posted on 05/02/2013 1:51:47 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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"Garegin Spartalyan, Aram Martirosian, Hayk Dzhandzhapanyan, and Davit Kudugulyan....

... just doing the work Americans will not do!

11 posted on 05/02/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT by drpix
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Got a call one time from Citibank asking if I had bought a PC at dell. I said, no. They told me my card had been used to buy it and after I told them it was in my possession, they told me to destroy it and they would send me a new one. I asked what were the details here as I was an LEO for NY. Told me it appeared a group was operating in concert with someone in Dell using blocks of numbers of cards and then shipping purloined PCs to Brooklyn. I said I have an Idea, put me in a UPS outfit and let me deliver the PC to the place in Brooklyn so we can arrest the perps. After a few seconds the guy on the phone said, I don’t think the bank could withstand the liability that would bring to them given how upset you sound. Even after I promised to only hit the perps, they said no thank you.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 1:59:35 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: DFG

Did their families come in on refugee status too?


13 posted on 05/02/2013 2:11:48 PM PDT by onedoug
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how about we turn these clowns over to the people they stole from, make the results of the reunion VERY public, include flogging of the lawyers rushing to their defense, after the party, mail the remaining pieces of the thieves home to their families.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 2:20:11 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Mouton

Good story! You are just too practical. Unfortunately, banks are run by lawyers and politicians.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Mouton

“Told me it appeared a group was operating in concert with someone in Dell using blocks of numbers of cards and then shipping purloined PCs to Brooklyn.”

I watched one of those investigative shows where they showed people who received stolen items at their home and would send them on to someone else they never met (for money). While the enablers claimed to be innocent and ignorant, I would have no problem executing them along with the masterminds; nobody could be that stupid - it stinks to high heaven.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 3:32:12 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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