Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Romanian Charged in NJ for Alleged ATM ‘Skimming’

Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged a Romanian man with being the alleged ringleader of an ATM `skimming’ ring that stole millions of dollars from U.S. bank customers.

Wells Fargo Reports Quarterly Earnings Rise 13 Percent
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Marius Vintila was due in federal court in Newark on Friday. The 31-year-old Romanian national was arrested in Sweden and extradited to New Jersey to face bank fraud conspiracy, aggravated identity theft and other charges.

Prosecutors say Vintila ran a ring that stole banking and credit card information through installing devices on ATMs to “skim” customer account information and create fake ATM cards to withdraw money.

Prosecutors estimate that $3 million was stolen from Wells Fargo bank, and $1 million each from Citibank and TD Bank customers. The alleged thefts took place in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Florida.

 

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!