PA: Two Romanians arrested in skimmer scheme

One resident of Pompano Beach, Fla., and one resident of Astoria, N.Y., have been arrested following an indictment by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy, access device fraud and attempt to commit access device fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment, returned on March 29, 2011, and unsealed today, named Mihail Ispir, 47, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Costel Leon Ivancenco, 39, of Astoria, N.Y., as defendants.

According to the indictment, both men conspired to steal bank customer account information from PNC Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in Harmar and Waterworks Plaza in April and May, 2010, through the use skimmers. Ispir was arrested by Secret Service agents in Miami on April 1, 2011. Ivancenco was arrested by Secret Service agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on April 12, 2011, at an airport in Atlanta as he was preparing to board a flight with a destination of Romania.

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