Romanian man pleads guilty to 2017 ATM scheme that defrauded multiple Connecticut banks

The skimming devices captured personal information from customers.

News 12 Staff

Mar 26, 2022, 11:32 AM

Updated 851 days ago

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A Romanian national pleaded guilty to taking part in an ATM scheme that defrauded banks in Connecticut.
Nicolae Marius Barbu pleaded guilty via videoconference.
Court documents show in 2017, a Connecticut bank experienced approximately 35 incidents of ATM skimming at locations in Stratford, Monroe, Trumbull, Greenwich, Fairfield and elsewhere in Connecticut.
The skimming devices captured personal information from customers.
If convicted, Barbu faces up to 30 years. He must pay close to $150,000 in restitution.
Barbu will be sentenced in June.


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