One of three men facing federal charges over skimmers that were planted on gas pumps in the Aberdeen region has admitted that he was involved in the scam.
Robisdel Gonzalez-Abreau, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to identity theft.
Skimmers steal information from debit cards and credit cards when people use them to pay for gas.
Through an interpreter, Gonzalez-Abreau admitted having another person's credit card information and using it to make a purchase in North Dakota. He faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 12.
Forty-seven-year-old Wilmer Vargas-Rodriguez and 38-year-old Elivanjob Espinosa-Leon also face charges in the case. Vargas-Rodriguez is scheduled to face trial later this month, while Espinosa-Leon is expected to change his plea at a hearing in October.