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A Romanian citizen arrested for stealing more than $900 million from ATMs in USA

A Romanian citizen arrested for stealing more than $900 million from ATMs in USA

by sigismund » 2016-08-02 10:11:19


Criminals installing skimmers on ATMs in five States of the USA.


A Romanian citizen was sentenced by the District court of Florida, to 70 months in prison and three years of restraint of liberty for participation in a fraudulent campaigns using ATM-skimming. Kondrake Sorin (Sorin Condrache) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud a financial institution and in possession of equipment for the manufacture of special tools.

According to law enforcement, Kondracke and his co-conspirators installed skimmers on ATMs SunTrust Bank in Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Skimmers include a mechanism to record data about maps and pinhole camera to intercept the PIN. All the data obtained helped in the creation of fake Bank cards.

Using counterfeit cards, fraudsters managed to withdraw from the Bank accounts of more than $900 thousand. Law enforcement agencies found that skimmers were used a total of 35 times.

This is not the first case when Kondracke accused of similar frauds. In 2006 three citizens of Romania, was sentenced to four years imprisonment in Ireland. The attackers also were caught installing skimming devices on ATM.
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