26 Jun 2009

ATM skimming operation nets jail terms

3:01 pm on 26 June 2009

Two men involved in an international ATM skimming operation have been sent to jail for their crimes in New Zealand.

Two Romanians, Marcel Cismas, 35, and Alexandru Tudor, 24, were arrested in January.

They were convicted of charges of using a document, referring to the electronic devices on ATMs, and obtaining a document, where card data was retrieved from a machine and distributed to associates overseas.

The skimming was carried out in Auckland, Orewa and Rotorua.

The men were sentenced at Auckland District Court to two years and three months in prison, after which they will be deported to Romania.