Scheduling mix-up postpones credit card skimming sentence

Published On: Jun 24 2013 12:40:16 PM HST   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 12:41:24 PM HST
Credit card skimmers


Sentencing has been postponed again for a co-defendant in a scheme that stole credit card information at Waikiki gas stations.

Akop Changryan, 29, was to be sentenced Monday.  But because of a scheduling mix-up, it's been postponed to next week.

Prosecutors say he installed skimming devices at four gas stations, while co-defendant Vardan Kagramany served as the lookout. Jurors convicted both men of identity theft after they were extradited to Hawaii from California.

Kagramany was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison.  The judge said the two men must pay more than $157,000 in restitution.

A spokesman for the Honolulu prosecutor's office says they belong to an Armenian organized crime network.

Changryan's sentencing was postponed last week because his lawyer said he needed time to speak with him.


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