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Another suspect pleads guilty to role in ATM skimming scheme

The group victimized residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.
ATM skimming hits Bethel

BOSTON — A Romanian man has pleaded guilty to his role in a multi-state ATM skimming scheme that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Federal prosecutors in Boston say 26-year-old Dragos Nelu Hornea pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering and conspiracy to use counterfeit access devices charges.

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Authorities say Hornea was a member of a gang that attached skimming devices to ATMs to steal debit card numbers and PINs from unsuspecting bank customers, create counterfeit cards, and make unauthorized withdrawals from the victims’ bank accounts.

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They victimized residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.

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