Attorney General

Four of Thirteen Plead Guilty of Involvement in ATM Fraud Scheme

Credit Card Fraud Using a Skimmer Device-Photo Youtube
Credit Card Fraud Using a Skimmer Device-Photo Youtube

Catalin Dragomir of Glendale, Marcel Peckham of Little Neck, Sylvester Florentin of Ridgewood and Eduard Ticu of Glendale all take plea deals.

By Elle O

Four more defendants plead guilty to participating in a fraud scheme that counterfeited ATM cards for cash withdrawals. Using card-reading devices and little pinhole cameras, they were able to steal over $428,000.
The defendants who plead guilty today are as follows:

Catalin Mihai Dragomir, 33, of Glendale, New York
Marcel Peckham, 43, of Little Neck, New York
Silvester Florentin Papp, 25, of Ridgewood, New York
Eduard Vasilica Ticu, 32, of Glendale, New York

The scheme ran from March 2015 to July 2016. They targeted ATMs at Bank of America and
PNC branches in New Jersey. By obtaining account numbers and personal identification
numbers, they could make cash withdrawals at the compromised machines.

These latest defendants are the most recent of the 13-person indictment in this scheme to plead
guilty. Three others have already done so.

The four are scheduled for sentencing on October 23, 2017. The maximum sentence they could
receive for conspiracy to commit bank fraud is 30 years in prison, and potentially up to one
million dollar fine.

Tags: Bank Fraud