Two More Are Arrested In International Ring
The FBI raided a house here two weeks ago and arrested two more Romania immigrants in connection with an international credit/debit card skimming scheme. Six other Romanian nationals were also arrested in New York and New Jersey in connection with the ring and were being transported to Las Vegas to answer charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The Romanian gang apparently used skimmers attached to the point-of-sale to steal card information and PINs, then manufactured as many as 600 counterfeit cards each day to withdraw cash or make purchases, according to the FBI. The ring used the phony cards to withdraw cash at casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and in northern California, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Credit Union Journal.