'Dr. Smurf' gets probation for selling credit card data
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A New Jersey man was sentenced Monday to five years of probation for identity theft for selling credit card information on the Internet crime forum called Darkmarket.
Tadas Petrauskas, 23, of Brick, N.J., a citizen of Lithuania, operated under the screen name "Dr. Smurf." In 2008, according to the indictment against him, he sold passwords to an unnamed person from Western Pennsylvania that potentially could have given the buyer access to the financial accounts of some 10,000 people.
He was caught at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after flying in from Belgium and was toting a laptop with numerous credit card numbers in its memory. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.
First Published January 15, 2013 12:00 am