Officials halt major criminal enterprise based in Boston's Downtown Crossing

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March 14, 2013, 4:48 pm
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(NECN) - Local, state and federal officials say they have halted a major criminal enterprise based in Boston's Downtown Crossing.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the arrest of Shahab David Youshei, 36, of Brighton.
Among the allegations, Coakley says he used fraudulent identities to open mobile phone accounts, which runners then used to purchase smart phones and sell for a profit in Boston.

Youshei also allegedly used stolen credit card numbers to establish fake accounts and buy merchandise that he sold for a profit.

Coakley would not estimate on how many people were victimized or to the tune of how much money.

Tags: Boston, Downtown Crossing , Attorney General Martha Coakley, shahab david yousheei, criminal enterprise, stolen identities, stolen credit cards
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