Guerilla Black Indicted on 22-Counts for Identity Theft
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRTIER
July 16, 2012
Last Thursday, Charles Tony Williamson, better known by his rap name Guerilla Black, was arrested on a 22-count indictment for identity theft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleged, according to Seattle Weekly, that the Los Angeles-based rapper had jacked the numbers of 27,257 credit cards and committed fraud of $150,000 from just 134 of those cards.
The breach was enabled by the hacking of two different Seattle businesses by a 21 and 22-year-old selling stolen information in bulk “dumps.” Charges for the act ranged from conspiracy to access protected computers and committing access device fraud, to the crime of bank fraud. Yoraps reports that such crimes are punishable by 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and 30 years in prison and a fine of $1 million, respectively.
U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan warns that there is no place to hide in cyberspace.
Tags: computer hacking, cybercrime, Guerilla Black, identity theft, Seattle, stolen credit cards