Two Bulgarian nationals charged in alleged ATM skimming scheme

The Associated Press reports that authorities in New Jersey have charged two Bulgarian men with scanning personal information from ATM machines and withdrawing more than $200,000 from customers’ accounts.

Lachezar Lazarov and Georgi Nikiforov appeared in federal court in Newark on Tuesday and were ordered held without bail…. They are accused of installing devices on Valley Bank ATMs in Nutley and Belleville and “skimming” customers’ account numbers and PINs.

They allegedly made withdrawals at ATMs in New York. More than 300 customers were affected.

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