Thursday, April 29, 2010

Queens women nabbed for ATM theft in CT

From the Greenwich Post:

Police arrested three New York women for “skimming” ATM machines at local banks, stealing bank card numbers and robbing from individual accounts, including at banks in Greenwich and Darien.

Sabrina Matche, 22, and Nadia Paisci, 48, of Middle Village, N.Y., and Laura Stiuca, 31, of Maspeth, N.Y., were arrested by Greenwich police April 22 as part of an operation for the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force. The task force, which is under the direction of the United States Secret Service, consists of several municipal police departments, including Greenwich, the state police and U.S. postal inspectors. The arrests were made in Darien after a long-term investigation. Police believe these three have used this scam at least 12 times.

According to a police press release, the women engaged in skimming at area banks, including a People’s United branch in Greenwich, placing an electronic device near a bank’s ATM machine that captures credit card information and PIN numbers from customers using the machines. The information, which has been “skimmed” off the cards, is then used to access bank accounts and make unauthorized purchases.

The women were all arrested on a slew of charges including larceny, identity theft, forgery and fraud.

The investigation is ongoing and police had no further comment about the arrests. Ms. Matche, Ms. Paisci and Ms. Stiuca are all being held in lieu of $250,000 bonds and are due to appear in court April 29. Additionally the police report states that Ms. Paisci is considered a fugitive by the New York State Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) and that Ms. Stiuca is in the middle of deportation hearings. Ms. Matche is a legal U.S. citizen who was born in Romania.


georgetheatheist said...

Matche, Paisci, Stiuca? I wonder if they are Gypsies, aka Roma?
[x] Male
[x] No, not of Latino, Hispanic, or Spanish origin
[x} White

Deke DaSilva said...

ATM "skimming" scams - jobs Americans are no longer willing to do!

There's a perverse silver lining in this story - when bad stuff like this happens to the moneyed elite in Greenwich, CT, when they are personally impacted by illegal immigrants, THEN something will be done.

Otherwise, they will just continue to hire their nannies, lawn workers, and "pool boys", and pay them under the table.

We need more bad things to happen to the politicians, members of the media, celebrities, wealthy, ivory tower intellectuals, etc. etc., for anything to ever get done.

Anonymous said...

So who is the evil genius creating the skimmer machines?

Anonymous said...

Here comes the Eastern European trash/crime wave that has crossed the pond. In Spain and other European countries, they are quite famous.

Natasha said...

Anonymous: "So who is the evil genius creating the skimmer machines?"

Some Russian no doubt.

Anonymous said...

I knew that they are illegal aliens. what American would have the nerve to do something like this? it's always Russians or Eastern Europeans that pull scams with banks.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Gypsies to me, rob you of your clothes right off the line years ago, now onto bigger and more lucrative areas, I guess. Send them immediately back home to Transylvania!

Anonymous said...

3 Queens women arrested and they're not Asian prostitutes and sex slaves? Why is this a story?

Anonymous said...

They were supplied by a romanian gang from Craiova

Anonymous said...

Are these the "people" that live in the palm reading storefront om Metro & 74st?

Anonymous said...

Maspeth Mom says...

Spring and summer brings on the gypsy invasion in Maspeth. Beware of cars with out of state license plates. Some years are worse than others.

Anonymous said...

Taken from Captain Renault:
"Round up the usual suspects"
ohh wait thats only for the blacks and hispanics... guess not then.