Hungarians Jailed in Tennessee for Online Fraud
Beatrix Boka and Aleksandar Kunkin will also have to pay $464,581 in restitution.
Beatrix Boka, 34, and Aleksandar Kunkin, 40, both Hungarian nationals, were recently sentenced to 36 months and 46 months, respectively, for their involvement in an international online fraud scheme.
"Besides their prison sentences, the fraudsters have also been sentenced to two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $464,581 in restitution," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs.
"Boka and Kunkin were responsible for opening bank accounts with false passports and IDs and receiving wire transfers," writes The Tennessean's Amanda Gambill. "They would then transfer the money to other accounts in Europe, where the other conspirators are believed to be. ... Thirty-six victims were schemed out of more than half a million dollars when they believed they were wiring money to buy vehicles from eBay or AutoTrader."
"On November 15, 2012, and November 21, 2012, Kunkin and Boka, respectively, pleaded guilty in federal court in Nashville to one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud," writes Forbes' Bill Singer. "They each faced a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine."