Dominican in US$250M scam in NYC nabbed in Spain
New York.- Dominican alleged scammer Jueguers Valdez, captured in Spain last week, figured among the U.S. most wanted fugitives and was being sought by several law enforcement agencies including the FBI, Secret Service, US Marshalls, NYPD and INTERPOL.
Manhattan South District Federal Court indicted Veloz, 37, on a US$250 million scam by a criminal ring that stole account information and then provided it to users so they could make cell phone calls around the world.
The US Secret Service said the Dominican faces several federal charges and was arrested Thursday last week in a call center in Majorca, Spain, where he was hiding out for two years. “The sophisticated fraud took place between 2009 and September 2011 in the vicinity of New York.”