Romanian Man Sentenced for Capital Region ATM Skimming Scheme

A Romanian man has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for working with others to steal account information and PIN numbers from people using ATMs around the Capital Region. 

As part of his guilty plea, Ilie Sitariu admitted that during 2015, he and another person secretly installed skimmers and pinhole cameras on ATMs at the Chatham branch of First Niagara Bank, a Trustco in Delmar, and the Great Barrington Berkshire Bank. They then used that stolen information at ATMs in New York City to withdraw money from the customer accounts.  

The total amount stolen was $127 thousand.

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