$200 Million Immigrant Credit Card Ring: New Jersey Addresses, And Indian Names

Linda Thom forwarded this story with the suggestion that I check out the ringleaders` names:Babar Qureshi and Muhammad Shafiq.

`Massive` $200M Credit Card Fraud

By AARON KATERSKY | ABC News – 4 hrs ago

Eighteen people have been charged in what federal prosecutors in New Jersey called one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever uncovered by the U.S. Department of Justice, spanning 28 states and eight countries.

“The defendants are part of a massive international fraud enterprise involving thousands of false identities, fraudulent identification documents, doctored credit reports and more than $200 million in confirmed losses,” FBI Special Agent James Simpson said in court records.[More]

I wondered if there were more names, so I hunted down the official press release: 

Eighteen people charged in international, $200 million Credit card fraud scam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2013

Crime Ring Invented 7,000 Fake Identities to Obtain Tens of Thousands of Credit Cards


This has a useful table of international names, and next to each of them is a location in the United States. I`d like to see a table of their countries of origin, but we`ll just have to infer that from the names, as usual. We`ll have to, because none of the stories in Google News use the word “immigrant”.

Defendants:

Name

Age

Residence

Babar Quereshi

59

Iselin, N.J.

Muhammad Shafiq

38

Bellerose, N.Y.

Ijaz Butt

53

Hicksville, N.Y.

Qaiser Khan

48

Valley Stream, N.Y.

Shafique Ahmed

52

Floral Park, N.Y.

Habib Chaudhary

45

Valley Stream, N.Y.

Raghbir Singh

57

Hicksville, N.Y.

Muhammad Naveed

35

Flushing, N.Y.

Khawaja Ikram

40

Staten Island, N.Y.

Nasreen Akhtar

37

Jersey City, N.J.

Mohammad Khan

48

Staten Island, N.Y.

Azhar Ikram

39

Howard Beach, N.Y.

Shahid Raza, a/k/a “Abid Mian”

44

Valley Stream, N.Y.

Vernina Adams

31

Philadelphia, Pa.

Sat Verma

60

Iselin, N.J.

Vijay Verma

45

Iselin, N.J.

Tarsem Lal

74

Iselin, N.J.

Vinod Dadlani

49

Lyndhurst, N.J.

 

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Qureshi, Babar, et al., Complaint