Phisher gets more than a dozen years in prison

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A Long Beach, Calif. man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years, seven months in prison for orchestrating a phishing operation that duped at least 38,500 people, according to federal prosecutors in Sacramento. In September, That Tien Truong Nguyen, 34, pleaded guilty to computer and access device fraud charges for creating fake banking websites designed to trick unsuspecting users into divulging their personal information. Nguyen, who was arrested for the crimes in 2007, sold the stolen data to co-conspirators, who opened up credit lines to make purchases. He reportedly perpetrated the scam to support a meth habit.
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