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Tampa man sent to prison in credit card scheme

A 30-year-old Tampa man was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for his role in a credit card and identity theft scheme, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said.

Tonysbell Calero-Alvarez was sentenced to three years and eight months and ordered to pay $21,403.92, the proceeds of the scheme. He pleaded guilty on May 19.

Calero-Alvarez, along with Yuneski Perdomo, Edel Gomez and Jorge Duran-Blanco, obtained stolen credit and debit account numbers and used them to create counterfeit or cloned credit cards, Bentley said. The conspirators used the cards to buy items that were sold for cash, which was then divided between themselves.

Gomez and Duran-Blanco have pleaded guilty and are to be sentenced Sept. 22, Bentley said. Perdomo remains at large.

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