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Wanted for Access Device Fraud, Conspiracy

Leonardo Bencosme

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Aliases: Arturo Bencosme, Gordo, Raul Portela
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 58
Weight: 260 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Date of Birth: November 10, 1978
Place of Birth: Dominican Republic
FBI #: 412172WC0
NIC #: W838202869
Last Known Address: 48 Byron Avenue, Lawrence, MA
Case Summary: During a routine traffic stop in August 2008, Massachusetts State Police discovered Leonardo Bencosme to be in possession of items used to manufacture counterfeit credit cards. Further investigation by the Secret Service found approximately 10,000 blank white plastic cards, 80,000 foil holograms, several embossing and encoding machines and other material.

Following an investigation that revealed fraud loss in excess of $1 million, in February 2010, an arrest warrant was issued after a federal grand jury in Massachusetts indicted Leonardo Bencosme for conspiracy to commit access device fraud, using counterfeit access devices and possession of device-making equipment.

Caution: During a previous arrest, Leonardo Bencosme was found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun.

Anyone with information regarding fugitives should contact the
Secret Service at 1-877-242-3375

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