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2 Men Allegedly Used Stolen ATM Cards To Win $25K At Slot Machines

RIVERSIDE (AP) — Prosecutors say two Orange County men used stolen ATM card numbers to rack up about $25,000 in slot machine jackpots at a Southern California casino.

Investigators say 32-year-old Hung Nguyen of Stanton and 28-year-old Eric Hoang of Garden Grove used stolen Visa debit card numbers to buy gift cards at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. The gift credits were then transferred to players cards in the name of the defendants.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Nguyen has been charged in Superior Court with grand theft, fraud and burglary and he will be arraigned April 28. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against Hoang.

Both men are also facing federal charges.

They were indicted last month for bank fraud, access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and related charges.

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