David Benjamin Schrooten
David B.Schrooten, a Dutch citizen, was arrested in Romania on March 7, 2012 on a U.S.-requested Interpol Red Notice warrant for committing bank and credit card fraud.
Following his arrest, he was extradited to the Western District of Washington State, U.S. on June 9, 2012, where he was charged with a 14-count indictment charging him with conspiracy, access device fraud, bank fraud, intentional damage to a computer, and aggravated identity theft in excess of $63 million USD. (1)
Schrooten, 21, known in the online hacking community as “Fortezza,” is one of the most prolific hackers the U.S. has ever extradited.
He was sentenced to 144 months by U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, who said: “By trafficking over 100,000 credit card numbers stolen by hackers, this defendant helped create the profitable black market for stolen data.” (2)
David B. Schrooten BOP Register Number 42318-086 was successfully treaty transferred back to Holland on August 25, 2014. (3)