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Texting scam discovered in Alabama (Image: Shutterstock).

A federal judge sentenced an Arizona man to 32 months in federal prison for sending fraudulent mobile phone text messages to steal money from member accounts of an Alabama credit union.

U.S District Court Judge Myron H. Thompson in Montgomery, Ala., also ordered Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix last week to pay more than $17,000 in restitution and three years of supervised release following his prison term. He pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in October 2018.

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