3 Men Plead Guilty To Roles In Vast Tri-State Area ATM Skimming Ring
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three New York City men pleaded guilty Tuesday to roles in an ATM skimming ring that stole millions of dollars from U.S. bank customers, federal authorities in New Jersey said Tuesday.
Emil Revesz, also known as Daniel Laptes; Constantin Pendus, also known as Florin Bodgan Hristea, and Florin Apetrei, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Revesz also pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.
The ring stole banking and credit card information by installing devices on ATMs to skim customer account information and create fake ATM cards that were then used to withdraw millions of dollars in cash from bank ATM, prosecutors said.
From June 2012 through July 2013, the conspirators stole more than $5 million overall from Wells Fargo, Citibank, and TD Bank.
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