Romanian Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for ATM Skimming

The fraudster is believed to be part of a larger criminal ring

32-year-old Romanian national Razvan Pascu has been sentenced to serve 2 years in prison for his involvement in an ATM skimming scheme. The man, also known as Razvan Anghel, pleaded guilty to identity theft charges back in July.

According to, Pascu installed a skimming device and a pinhole camera at an Eastern Bank ATM in Cambridge in April 2011.

The information recorded by the skimming device, along with the PIN recorded by the miniature camera, were utilized to make counterfeit payment cards, which the suspect and his accomplices used to make fraudulent transactions.

Besides the two-year jail sentence, the man was also ordered to pay around $24,000 (19,000 EUR). After he is out of prison, he will be on supervised release for one year.

Pascu is believed to be part of a larger criminal organization that’s responsible for at least 5 other skimmers installed on ATMs.

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