U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song announced Tuesday that a man pleaded guilty to access device fraud and wire fraud.
Forty-eight-year-old Nicolas Frank Sucich, aka “Francisco Javier Alvarez-Johnson,” of Cuidad de Tuxpan, Veracruz, conspired with several other individuals to defraud Scotiabank and Liberty Travel through point of sale transactions and the purchase of almost $10 million worth of airline travel packages, utilizing an unauthorized Scotiabank MasterCard.
The purchases were made through a Veracruz, Mexico-based business known as FCO Travels between November 2007 and February 2011. Sucich was living as a fugitive in Veracruz since about 1996, according to court documents.
Sucich’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 5, 2018. He faces a maximum fine of $1,500,000 and more than 30 years in prison.