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Busted for insult and financial injury

Two men guilty of using stolen IDs to fraudulently purchase cars

Edmund Seshie and Abdul Rezak Shaib pleaded guilty yesterday (September 17) to being part of a West African-based combination car theft/identity theft ring. They purchased stolen credit cards and counterfeit driver's licenses in bulk from a Singapore-based "carder" website. These carders buy, sell, and trade credit-card data stolen from phishing sites or from data breaches at retail stores.

The stolen identities were then used to fraudulently purchase vehicles from American-based car dealerships. The two defendants bought vehicles worth almost half a million dollars before they were caught.

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