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JAMAICA | Police keep close watch on Romanians in international scamming network

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr. 18, CMC – The police are continuing to keep close watch on the international scamming network following recent reports that members of a Romanian criminal network have been taking money from the accounts of individuals at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across the country.

ATMAs the clampdown continues, the police made yet another arrest when they held a Romanian man at an ATM at a shopping mall in the Corporate Area on Tuesday.

The suspect, Daniel Suteu, was held along with a Jamaican man.

The police report that the men rigged the machine and seized J$150,000, 20 fraudulent credit cards and several ATM receipts showing the withdrawals.

The Romanian network has reportedly taken more than J$50-million from local accounts since January.

According to the police, the Romanians have installed devices in ATMs that capture personal information about cardholders.

They are also targeting ATMs across the Corporate Area, in the western city of Montego Bay and the northern parish of St. Ann.

Suteu was one of three Romanians being sought by the police.

He is scheduled to be questioned on Wednesday.

Last week Claudiu Precup, another Romanian, was charged last week.

He is scheduled to return to court on Thursday to answer to charges of breaches of the Cybercrimes Act.

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