Suspects Arrested in Connection with an ATM Skimming Scheme

Suspects Arrested in Connection with an ATM Skimming Scheme
Photo: ATM crime evidence 

FREMONT — Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an ATM-skimming scheme. Multiple incidents of ATM fraud affecting Bank of America customers have occurred in Fremont and nearby cities.

Skimming occurs when devices are surreptitiously installed on ATMs to capture data or record cardholders’ PINs. This information is used to steal money from victims’ account.

ATM fraud is considered one of the fastest-growing electronic crimes involving banking customers. The FBI estimates more than $1 billion in skimming crimes occur annually, involving ATM and point-of-purchase devices.

In recent weeks, Fremont police detectives have been investigating incidents involving skimming devices. Data skimming devices were located at several Bank of America ATMs.

On August 12, a search warrant was executed at approximately 9:30 a.m. by a Fremont PD investigations unit on Goldenrain Avenue. They were looking for evidence of ATM fraud and identity theft.

Detectives recovered a trove of evidence associated with ATM skimming and other crimes. This includes more than $20,000 in cash, investigators confiscated numerous gift cards.

Two residents of Van Nuys were taken into custody. They are 41-year-old Daniel Mot and 46-year-old Marian Radu. Both were arrested on suspicion of committing multiple felonies.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about ATM skimming crimes can call the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800. Tips can also be submitted online at https://fremontpolice.gov/TIP.

Suspects Arrested in Connection with an ATM Skimming Scheme was last modified: August 17th, 2021 by admin
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