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Naperville man gets 5 years for credit card fraud

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A Naperville man was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison and will have to pay more than $200,000 in restitution after being convicted in a credit card scam, U.S. attorney officials in Chicago said.

Andrew Rovito, 32, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Chicago last week on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit fraud, confirmed U.S. Attorney Spokesman Randall Samborn. Judge Amy J. St. Eve on Thursday sentenced Rovito to 57 months in prison and ordered him to pay $213,959 in restitution.

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Rovito was indicted in May of 2011 with three other men in a credit card scheme.

The indictment says that Rovito and the other men conspired and used a "skimming device," also known as a "slimmer" or a "box," a handheld device to record account information stored on the magnetic strips of credit cards.

According to the indictment, Rovito was a manager at a restaurant in Naperville and had access to credit cards when customers would pay their bill.

According to the indictment, the credit card theft took place between June 2005 and May 2006, with the four men conspiring to use the skimming device at restaurants around the Chicago area and use the information gathered to "obtain things of value, namely merchandise and cash, aggregating $1,000 or more during that period, thereby affecting interstate commerce."

Samborn said cases agaisnt the other three men are still pending.

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