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Credit-Card Scammers Drilled Dentists

MANHATTAN (CN) - A man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for leading a credit-card fraud ring that stole the identities of 176 dentists. Michael A. Roseboro and his crew stole $1.75 million from dentists around the country by claiming to be an investigator with Visa or Bank of America who was looking into potentially fraudulent charges on the dentists' credit cards.

Once he got the dentists' credit card numbers and other personal information, including Social Security numbers, Roseboro was off to the races, federal prosecutors said. He used the stolen information to buy diamonds and other stuff - $1,749,065 of it - and had it sent to him by mail.

Roseboro, 46, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 116 months in federal prison. Roseboro also used the aliases Mike Ross, Mike Rose, Michael Rosenborough, Michael Johnson and Michael Smith.

His accomplice Kareem Holmes, 34, was sentenced in July to 10 months in prison.

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