Romanians charged in $182G bank fraud scheme

Amanda Pinto reports:

Four Romanian citizens have been indicted on charges related to a multi-state ATM scam through which they allegedly installed “skimming devices” and pinhole cameras in order to steal customers’ banking information.

Two of the men employed the scam at People’s United Bank in Madison in September 2009, and used the information to make unauthorized withdrawals in Madison and Greenwich, as well as in New York, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dragos Osanu, 29; Ion Preda, 22; Nelut Ady Oana, 32; Marius Olustean, 36, each face charges of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, charges which each carry up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

Read more in the New Haven Register.

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