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Feds arrest two Romanians suspected of skimming debit cards

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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
 

Two Romanian nationals arrested Wednesday outside the McKnight Road post office may be responsible for stealing about $25,000 from 21 PNC customer accounts in June, according to court documents filed Thursday.

Postal inspectors and Secret Service agents arrested Ion Carligeriu, 19, and Florin Popescu, 31, as they left the post office carrying a “skimmer” device that reads the electronic strips on debit cards and a small camera used to record people entering their PIN numbers, according to an affidavit by Postal Inspector Dave Anderchak.

The same kinds of devices were used on kiosks at the Murray Avenue and McKnight Road post offices in June and Carligeriu resembles the person captured in ATM machine surveillance photos when fake cards were used to access the customer accounts, the affidavit says.

The criminal complaint filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Melucci charges the men with conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud, identify theft and access device fraud. They are currently in the custody of Homeland Security, according to the affidavit.

 

 

 
 


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