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Gladstone man pleads guilty to $725,000 ID theft conspiracy

Updated: 2013-12-06T14:41:11Z

A Gladstone man has admitted taking part in a $725,000 fraud scheme that involved hacking into business computer systems and stealing customers' identity information.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Vince Evola, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He admitted taking part in the scheme with his ex-wife, a sister and a Jordanian citizen, all residents of Gladstone, and a second sister from Overland Park.

Prosecutors say the five used stolen credit and debit card numbers to make online purchases over three years, starting in 2006. Vince Evola admitted a loss of $30,000 to $70,000 can be attributed to him.

Evola faces a maximum sentence of 20 years. His four co-defendants pleaded guilty earlier and were sentenced.

The Associated Press

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