Cheyenne teen charged with computer crime

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say a Cheyenne teenager created a malicious computer code that allowed him to take over thousands of computers across the country to steal credit card information and defraud people.

Court documents filed on Thursday state that 19-year-old Jason Michael Milmont of Cheyenne has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of accessing protected computers to conduct fraud.

Milmont faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he's sentenced later by a federal judge in Cheyenne.

He's agreed to pay restitution of more than $73,000. Attempts to reach Cheyenne lawyer Robert Rose of Cheyenne who represents Milmont weren't immediately successful on Friday.