ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Pennsylvania man has pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Marlon Palacios admitted to taking part in a nationwide gas station skimming scheme.
The nationwide scheme involved stealing the banking information of New York residents who used the “pay at the pump” feature when buying gasoline. Between December 2015 and July 2019, Palacios and others used stolen bank information to create fake debit and credit cards and then used those fake cards to obtain money orders and gift cards and to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Palacios faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release. After entering his guilty plea, a judge set a sentencing date of August 12 for Palacios.