CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Romanian man has been sentenced in New Hampshire to serve 21 months in prison for his role in a scheme to hack into and steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S. merchants.
Cezar Iulian Butu of Ploiesti, Romania, pleaded guilty in September to a charge of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with access devices.
Three other Romanians have been charged in the case.
The Department of Justice has said merchants include more than 150 Subway restaurant franchises in New Hampshire and other states and 50 other retailers.
The indictment says members of the conspiracy compromised the credit card data of 80,000 customers and millions of dollars of unauthorized purchases were made.