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Man Accused Of Stealing $9,700 With ATM Skimming Systems On Long Island

Marian Serban Lives In Romania, Has Frequently Traveled To The U.S.
Marian Serban (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Marian Serban (credit: Suffolk County Police)

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man has been charged with stealing $9,700, using a skimming device and a pinhole video camera at ATMs at two Suffolk County banks.

Marian Serban, a 43-year-old Romanian citizen, was first arrested on March 13, after an investigation that he had rigged an ATM at the Astoria Federal Savings bank at 33 Main St., in Kings Park with a skimming system.

Further investigations revealed that just three days earlier, Serban also set up a skimming system at an ATM at an Astoria Federal Savings bank located at 320 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station.

In total, he stole $9,700 from 13 victims and obtained financial information from 25 accounts using the skimming systems, Suffolk County police said.

Serban lives in Romania, and has stayed at various hotels around the country. He has previously visited Miami and Las Vegas, police said.

He was arrested again Wednesday at Suffolk County First District Court in Central Islip after an appearance in connection with the March 13 arrest. He was charged with grand larceny and identity theft.

Serban was to appear in court again on Thursday.

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