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Five Defendants Arrested for Engaging in Sophisticated ATM Skimming Schemes Involving Theft of Account Information and PIN Numbers from Unsuspecting Bank Customers

United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of New York

Defendants Installed Skimming Devices and Cameras in ATMs to Steal Customer Information and then Used that Information to Withdraw Cash and Make Purchases

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, an indictment charging defendants with fraud and aggravated identity theft for various ATM skimming-related crimes perpetrated between May 2022 and February 2023, was partially unsealed.  To execute the fraud, the defendants allegedly installed devices and cameras on ATMs, capturing victim account information and personal identification numbers (PINs).  The defendants then transferred data obtained by those devices onto counterfeit debit cards, which the defendants used to make purchases and withdraw cash.  As a result, the defendants compromised over 600 victim accounts and stole thousands of dollars.  

Five defendants were arrested earlier this morning in New York, and are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. 


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