Four Romanians Accused in ATM Skimming Scam
A grand jury working the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has indicted four Romanians for an alleged scheme to steal money to steal money from major banks through ATM skimming.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York charged that Mihail Draghici, Ionel Dedulescu, Didi Theodor Ciulei and Laurentiu Mugurel Manta replaced legitimate PIN pads on ATMs in New York, South Florida and Chicago and used them to collect card information and PIN numbers.
The group was also charged with putting similar compromised PIN pads on the doors to the entrances of ATM vestibules where they performed the same function. The group was then charged with using the stolen information to make fake debit cards that they used to steal money from card holder accounts.
According to the indictment, the four allegedly stole more than $1.5 million from CitiBank and J.P. Morgan Chase.