Tyler man receives 10 years in prison for role in card skimming ring

Tyler man receives 10 years in prison for role in card skimming ring
Eligio Diegez-Arias (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A man has pleaded guilty to his part in a card-skimming ring and accepted a 10-year prison sentence.

Eligio Diegez-Arias, 21, entered the plea on a charge of first-degree engaging in organized criminal activity in Judge Jack Skeen's courtroom on Wednesday, according to court records.

Diegez-Arias, Nolberto Rivera and Emilio Guitierrez-Alvarez were arrested in May 2017 and Tyler police said they were part of a large skimming ring case which swindled East Texans out of millions of dollars.

Court records show Rivera agreed to a five-year prison sentence on Aug. 1. Gutierrez-Alvarez is scheduled for a plea hearing on Aug. 15.

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