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Monday, October 23 News

Woman charged in connection with ATM skimming

FAIRFIELD — A Flushing, N.Y., woman was arrested on a warrant at state Superior Court in Bridgeport July 28, charged in connection with a criminal ring that used skimming devices on ATMs.

Gabriela Enache, 38, was charged with 19 counts each of illegal use of a credit card and third-degree identity theft, and one count each of third-degree larceny, fraudulent use of an ATM, and receiving goods or services illegally.

According to police, Enache was spotted on live-streamed surveillance video at People’s Unite bank, 411 Old Post Road, on June 11, using multiple cards to make withdrawals. Police said the criminal ring would place skimmers and pinhole digital cameras to capture information from magnetic strips and PIN numbers. They would then create fraudulent debit and credit cards using that information.

Enache was arrested just 45 minutes later that day in Darien, where she was caught in the act using the fraudulent cards at a People’s branch in that town.

Enache is accused of taking $4,060 from 19 customer accounts from the Southport location.

She was held on a $100,000 bond and was arraigned July 28.

greilly@ctpost.com; @GreillyPost

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