Pocono Record: Ukrainian from Monroe County sentenced for credit card fraud

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March 27, 2013, 11:47 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Pocono Record

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A 29-year-old Ukrainian national who had lived in Monroe County was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for possessing about 140 counterfeit credit cards with the intent to defraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Igor Shaposhnikov had lived in Stroudsburg at the time of the offense. Shaposhnikov committed the offense in June 2008 and was caught after an FBI investigation, officials said.

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