A Jersey City man admitted Monday to selling fake driver's licenses via social media and the websites www.FakeIDStore.com and www.FakeDLStore.com, authorities said.
Id Inurl Id php Index Inurl Index Inurl php php Inurl Id Index According to the U.S. Attorney's Office of NJ, Abraham Corcino, 34, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with authentication features.
Prosecutors said that Ricardo Rosario, 33, of Jersey City, with the assistance of Corcino and Alexis Scott Carthens, 38, of Newark, sold fake driver's licenses over the Internet from October of 2012 to August of 2014.
The three men ran a website that was available at "fakeidstore.com" and "fakedlstore.com," prosecutors said.
Several of the fake driver's licenses sold by Corcino and other conspirators were used by criminal actors in connection with "cash out" schemes where stolen credit card information, usually obtained through hacking or ATM skimming operations, was encoded on to counterfeit credit cards and used to steal cash from victims' accounts, prosecutors said.
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According to authorities, Rosario created and ran the website, while Corcino and Carthens assisted Rosario by creating and mailing the fake driver's licenses purchased through the website.
Corcino also maintained an Instagram account to promote the website, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said that the website sold fake New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin driver's licenses with scannable barcodes and holographic overlays.
The price for each fake driver's license was approximately $150, but the website offered bulk pricing for orders of 10 or more, prosecutors said.
The websites allowed users to pay by bitcoin, a cryptographic-based digital currency, or MoneyPak, a type of prepaid payment card that could be purchased at retail stores, prosecutors stated.
The "FAQ" section of the websites indicated that orders would be received approximately one to two days after payment was received and described the website's policy with respect to returns: "No Refunds. No snitching."
According to the Department of Justice complaint against Ricardo Rosario, the website recommended several "tips for [ordering] a high-quality fake ID:
- High-quality (300dpi) digital passport photo 2 x 2"
- Photo on a blue or white background
- Ensure your clothes do not match background
- Neutral face expression
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- Proofread all information on ID before submitting order
The conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with authentication features charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense, prosecutors said.
According to prosecutors, sentencing for Corcino is scheduled for Oct. 19. Carthens pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme on April 25 and awaits sentencing, and the charges against Rosario are pending.Next on Patch