Ten people have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a scheme to install credit-card skimmers on gas pumps in at least five states, including northeastern Ohio, according to a press release from the Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Attorney’s office.

The defendants installed skimmers on point-of-sale terminals inside of gas pumps in various towns, including Stow, Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Norton and Cleveland, the release said. The skimmers were also discovered in Maryland, Utah, Colorado and elsewhere. 

The defendants traveled from Florida to install the skimmers and distracted gas station employees or obstructed their views while the skimmers were installed.

The group used the stolen information to make fraudulent credit cards, which were used to buy merchandise, the release said.

Two people suspected in the scheme, Juan Carlos Banos, 59, of Parma, and Carlos Rodriguez Martinez, 43, of Aurora, Colorado, remain at large.

The sentences are:

• Ranset Rodriguez, 41, of Miami: six years and nine months in federal prison.

• Jose Manuel Iglesias, 52, of West New York, New Jersey: six years and nine months in federal prison.

• Yaniris Alfonso, 32, of Miami: four years, nine months in federal prison.

• Edelberto Hernandez, 46, of Kiowa, Colorado: two years, nine months in federal prison

• Yadian Quesada-Hernandez, 32, of Tampa: two years, six months in federal prison.

• Alejandro Moises, 53, of Miami: two years in federal prison.

• Luis Enrique Jimenez Gonzales, 28, of Hialeah, Florida: two years in federal prison.

• Eddy Pimentel-Vila, 46, of Jersey City, New Jersey: two years in federal prison.

• Yonasky Rosa, 35, of Tampa: 22 months in federal prison.

• Lester Enrique Castaneda, 39, of Hialeah, Florida: six months in federal prison and six months of home detention.

The FBI, Secret Service and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado investigated.

Contact reporter Eileen McClory at emcclory@recordpub.com or @Eileen_McClory.