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Buffalo man sentenced to federal prison for credit card fraud

A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to 31 months in fdederal prison term and ordered to make $13,785.29 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on his July 30 guilty plea to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Eduardo Hernandez Quinones, 46, a Cuban national and a former resident of Miami, fradulently obtained the credit or debit card numbers of cardholders, then encoded that information onto counterfeit cards he used to purchase merchandise at retail stores throughout Western New York. He also used counterfeit cards to puchase gasoline at area gas stations and then resell the gas for cash, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito Jr.