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Two more Romanians held in ATM fraud scheme probe

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 11:47 AM

Detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) have held two more Romanians as part of a probe into a major ATM fraud scheme.

They make four the number of Romanians now in custody in connection with the scheme.

Head of C-TOC, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers says steps are now being taken to determine if the two Romanians held yesterday were, in fact, the ones being sought by the police.

IN PHOTO: ACP Clifford Chambers

Meanwhile, Claudio Precup who is on charges of simple larceny, unauthorised access of computer data and fraudulent withdrawal was remanded until April 27 when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.

He is accused of using fraudulent ATM cards to withdrawal money from the accounts of bank customers.

Chambers, says another Romanian man held in the company of a Jamaica man at an ATM at Pavilion Mall in St Andrew on Tuesday is yet to be charged.

The Romanian was reportedly held with about 20 fraudulent bank cards, more than $150,000 in cash and several withdrawal receipts.