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Hacker uses 59 Wegmans’ customer accounts to fraudulently place $10,000 in grocery orders

A Brooklyn man faces an array of charges after hacking into the Wegmans’ accounts of unsuspecting shoppers.

Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Maurice Sheftall used 59 accounts to place 25 fraudulent grocery orders.

The fraudulent orders were worth around $10,000. If convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine.

He faces a number of fraud and wire fraud related charges.

Wegmans says it’s working with officials and prosecutors.

“We take situations like this very seriously, and have thoroughly analyzed the data to ensure all affected information has been secured. We do not comment on the specifics of an active investigation,” Wegmans said in a statement.

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