2 men face federal charges in card 'skimming' scam

Mar 31 2010 - 11:33am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities in Utah say two California men will face federal charges alleging they used credit card "skimming" devices to collect electronic data at service station gasoline pumps.

Prosecutors say 55-year-old Levon Karamyn and 27-year-old Robert Fichidzyan are due for initial court appearances Thursday in federal court in Salt Lake City.

They could face up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

Police arrested the two men after several devices to capture credit card information were found March 17 at gas pumps at Flying J and Walkers gas stations in Richfield.

Richfield is off Interstate 70, east of Interstate 15 south of Salt Lake City.

 

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