Alleged Thieves Used Stolen Debit Cards to Cash In
Two California men allegedly used money acquired with stolen debit cards to, in turn, load prepaid and gift cards at resort casinos and win $25,000 with the money, according to media accounts.
The two men, both residents of Orange County, allegedly stole the debit cards and used them to purchase and load gift cards at the Pechango Casino and Resort in Temecula, Calif., according to state charges.
Court documents do not reveal how much money the men were alleged to have stolen and lost in gambling in the course of winning the $25,000.
The two men, Hung Nguyen, 32, of Stanton, and Eric Hoang, 28, of Garden Grove, already face federal charges from an alleged debit card theft scheme against Chase Manhattan bank in 2010.
The men have pleaded not guilty to all charges, media reports said.