Brooklyn group accused in cross-country cybercrime

Authorities today outlined the alleged inner workings of a Brooklyn-based cybercrime ring accused of using stolen credit-card numbers for a cross-country Apple store shopping spree.The

BROOKLYN - Authorities today outlined the alleged inner workings of a Brooklyn-based cybercrime ring accused of using stolen credit-card numbers for a cross-country Apple store shopping spree.

The alleged ringleader, 28-year-old Shaheed Bilal, is accused of running the crime ring from his jail cell in Rikers Island and allegedly had his girlfriend and other defendants commit the crimes.

The group is accused of obtaining stolen account numbers online from underground data brokers, then forging credit cards. Authorities say the scammers then used the cards at Apple stores and other shops.

AP wire services were used in this report.

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