Prosecutors secure new indictment in gas pump credit card skimming case

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu prosecutors have secured a seven-count indictment in a high-profile credit card skimming case after identifying a new suspect.

An Oahu grand jury on Tuesday indicted three men -- Akop Tadevosovich Changryan, Araik Davtyan and Vardan Kagramany -- on three counts of first-degree identity theft, three counts of first-degree accomplice to identity theft, and one count of first-degree criminal conspiracy to commit identity theft.

The defendants are accused of opening the panels of gas pumps and installing devices that could capture data from the magnetic strips of ATM and credit cards as they were swiped by unsuspecting customers.

They then allegedly used the information to acquire money from several financial institutions in Hawaii.

Changryan and Davtyan were indicted in the case in March, along with Karapet Kalantryan. Kalantryan is not named in the new indictment.

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