A 33-year-old man from Washington state has been jailed for three years and ordered to pay back more than $600,000 for items bought using stolen credit card information and Apple Pay.
As reported by MarketWatch, Aaron Laws bought the details of more than 500 stolen credit cards on the dark web, and then loaded them onto digital wallets including Apple Pay, enabling him to spend some $600,000 on luxury goods. From the report:
Prosecutors in Washington state said that between February 2017 and December 2018, Aaron Laws, 33, of Atlanta, bought more than 500 stolen credit-card numbers from the dark web and loaded them onto the digital wallets of prepaid cell phones. Paying with digital wallets means that purchases can be made without having to present an actual credit card.
Laws used the help of several co-conspirators across eight states, who helped him to purchases iPhones and MacBooks from Apple stores, as well as a Rolex and a diamond-encrusted…