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2 Romanians sentenced in multistate ATM skimming scheme

BOSTON – Two Romanian nationals sentenced in multistate ATM skimming scheme sentenced to prison.

They are part of a group who obtained debit card numbers and Pins from unsuspecting customers of the bank, then made unauthorized withdrawals from victims ‘ bank accounts.

Federal officials say that the women installed ATM skimming devices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Prosecutors say that the money was paid to parties in the US, Romania and China.

Twenty-seven-year-old Denisa Bonculescu was sentenced Friday in Massachusetts to 21 months in prison; 24-year-old Anamaria Margel was sentenced to 16 months. The two will pay more than $70,000 combined in restitution and could face deportation.

Attorneys for them could not be reached for comment. The women are among the seven people who pleaded guilty in the scheme in December.

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