Romanian man sentenced for US ATM skimming scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – U.S. prosecutors say a Romanian man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in a multi-state bank ATM skimming scheme.

Bogdan Mocanu, who lived in New York City, was also ordered Wednesday in U. S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the pay of almost $343,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the 31-year-old Mocanu was part of a group that tricked banks in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey by the placing of devices on the automatic cash machines that recorded debit and credit card numbers. They also installed cameras to capture customer personal identification numbers for those cards.

Mocanu pleaded guilty in August to bank fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and aggravated identity theft. He faces deportation after completing his sentence.

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