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Man Wanted For Role In Cellphone Cloning Scam Captured In Peabody

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PEABODY (AP) — A New York man wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for his alleged role in a multimillion dollar cellphone cloning scam has been captured in Massachusetts after a routine traffic stop.

Police in Peabody say they pulled over an SUV just before 3 a.m. Saturday.

They say 30-year-old Miguel Argenys Jesurum was driving, but tried to switch places with a female passenger. Police say he appeared nervous, gave officers a false name and did not have a driver’s license.

Finger printing at the station determined his real identity.

Police say Jesurum is part of a ring that stole information from cellphone accounts and used it to create a black market in international calls.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports

At Jesurum’s arraignment on Monday, the district attorney’s office agreed to drop charges locally so that authorities could turn him over to the Secret Service.

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