Clone call fraudster gets 75 months in prison in West Palm Beach

This attack of the clones ended in 75 months in prison.

A federal court in West Palm Beach on Monday sentenced the owner and operator of a Florida telecommunications firm to more than six years in prison for what prosecutors called a “sophisticated global cellphone fraud scheme that involved compromising cellphone customers’ accounts and ‘cloning’ their phones.”

Ramon Batista, 50, owner of Arymyx Inc., pleaded guilty to charges related to the scheme before U.S. District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley, prosecutors said. Arymyx was based in Orlando for two years before becoming inactive, state records show. Co-conspirator Farintong Calderon, 38, of Bronx, N.Y. pleaded guilty to a conspiracy count and received 36 months.

Calls to Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and other countries led to about $800,000 in losses to Sprint and Verizon, officials said.

 

 

 

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