Miguel Jesurum, Most Wanted Fugitive, Captured By Secret Service In Peabody, Mass.

10:02 PM, Mar 12, 2012   |    comments
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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Miguel Jesurum, wanted for access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, was arrested by local police early March 10, 2012, in Peabody, Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Jesurum, 30, was wanted for his involvement in a $250 million cell phone cloning scheme. Those participating in the scheme allegedly stole information from cell phone accounts and used this information to run a lucrative black market in international calling.

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On February 1, 2012, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced charges against 12 defendants in this case, including Jesurum and Juegers Veloz, who is also featured on the Secret Service's Most Wanted web page.

A sergeant from the Peabody Police Department pulled over the vehicle Jesurum was driving shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday. Jesurum was transferred to federal custody on Monday in conjunction with his initial court appearance, scheduled for Monday in Massachusetts.

Jesurum and Veloz were placed on the U.S. Secret Service Most Wanted Fugitives list on February 17. The list of persons wanted by the Secret Service is available on the Internet.

Anyone with information regarding these individuals should contact the Secret Service at 877-242-3375.

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