Man gets 6 years for thefts using altered debit cards

He also has been ordered to pay more than $63,000 in restitution for the illegal withdrawals, prosecutor says

Man gets 6 years for thefts using altered debit cards
[Source: KSLA News 12]

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A California man must serve six years in prison for using altered debit cards to steal money from ATMs in Louisiana.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Shreveport says 40-year-old Dennis Busch, of Costa Mesa, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court.

The prosecutor’s news release says Busch also was ordered to pay more than $63,000 in restitution.

The release also says Busch admitted in July that he altered and re-encoded Capital One debit cards and used them along with account holders' personal identification numbers he had obtained.

Prosecutors said the illegal withdrawals took place in 2018 and 2019.

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