Air Force Investigators Nab Cyber Crook

Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents in California and Texas worked closely with the US Postal Inspection Service to catch a cyber criminal who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods, mostly from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, by stealing people’s identities online. A US district court sentenced Rene Quimby, who appears to be connected to the Mexican mafia, to more than six years in a federal prison and ordered Quimby to pay restitution to AAFES. Quimby opened bogus lines of credit using the victims’ identities to place hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent orders on the AAFES website and other retail websites. Special Agent David Gilmer of OSI’s Det. 810 at Los Angeles AFB, Calif., called the successful effort to bring Quimby to justice “truly a team event.” (Quantico report by James C. Dillard)