A Studio City man who was found in possession of more than 1,400 credit card numbers was convicted of fraud. The man collected the credit card information using a “skimmer” attached to gas pumps in Ventura County. The man was convicted on two counts of possession of more than 15 counterfeit access devices, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.
Fraud charge resulted from gas pump thefts
The man, Koren Robert Kechedzian, was found to be in possession of two thumb drives containing the stolen credit card information. According to investigators, Kechedzian collected the credit card information from Chevron stations in Palmdale and Moorpark. Kechedzian is expected to serve as many as 10 years in prison for identity theft and fraud charges.
If you’ve been arrested for fraud, identity theft, embezzlement or a similar crime, Ventura criminal defense attorneyRobert Helfend is ready to help you. In recent years, identity theft has gained significant interest from law enforcement because it is frequently associated with other, more serious crimes. Identity theft can be associated with a range of other crimes, including everything from retail fraud and financial crimes to human trafficking. Identity theft is not new, but it has taken on greater importance in the past decade.
Robert Helfend is a Ventura criminal defense attorney who has more than 30 years of experience in courts throughout Southern California. He practices criminal defense exclusively and has established a reputation as skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney.
Mr. Helfend won’t judge you based on where you came from or what you’re accused of doing. When you’re facing the possibility of conviction and incarceration, that matters much less than developing a strong defense that can get the charges against you reduced or dropped.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County fraud case.
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