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Charges pending against Romanian man in ATM fraud scheme

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 8:09 AM

The police say charges are pending against a Romanian man who was held in connection with an ATM fraud scheme in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew yesterday.

Head of the Counter Terrorism Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, told The Gleaner that the man was held at an ATM at the Pavilion Mall.

He was found in the company of a Jamaican.

According to ACP Chambers, the Romanian was held with about 20 fraudulent ABM cards, more than $150,000 in cash and several receipts indicating that he has been withdrawing funds from ATMs.

ACP Chambers says the Romanian fits the description of the person the police have been searching for in relation to the scheme.

Meanwhile, another Romanian who was arrested last week is scheduled to go before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court today.

He was allegedly held with fraudulent ATM cards.