Arrests made in Waynesboro ATM skimming cases


policeThe United States Secret Service along with the Maryland State Police executed several search warrants on March 6 that resulted in the arrests of two adults and one juvenile who had been operating a skimming operation on a multi-state level.  The suspects are all Romanian nationals.

The three arrested individuals were the suspects involved in the skimming incidents that happened at the DuPont Community Credit Union, 140 Lucy Lane, ATM machines on July 23, July 24, and August 28, 2016.  Those cases were also connected with the skimming case at the Union Bank & Trust, 100 Lucy Lane, on March 20, 2016.

After last summer’s incidents at the DuPont Community Credit Union, Police Department detectives obtained video footage from the business and then tracked the compromised cards to cash withdrawals made at numerous banks in the Baltimore area.  Search warrants were then executed at those Baltimore area banks and video was obtained of the suspects using the compromised cards to obtain thousands of dollars in cash.

In addition, a skimming device that was located at Union Bank & Trust on Lucy Lane in Waynesboro in the March 2016 case was sent to the Virginia State Forensics Lab and resulted in a fingerprint match to a another Romanian juvenile who was later captured several months ago in Colorado.

A Facebook investigation of that juvenile by Police Department detectives led to the identities of some of the related suspects who were eventually arrested in Baltimore earlier this week.

Because of the multi-state nature of these crimes, the case was turned over to the United States Secret Service and the Maryland State Police, who tracked the suspects to a Baltimore home and coordinated the search warrants and arrests.

Arrested in this case are:

  • Anna Maria Caldararu, age 20, Romanian National. Arrested by Secret Service in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Francisco Dumitru, age 22, Romanian National arrested by Secret Service in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 15 year old male Romanian National related to Dumitru


uva basketball team of destiny

Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

augusta free press

Subscribe

Augusta Free Press content is available for free, as it has been since 2002, save for a disastrous one-month experiment at putting some content behind a pay wall back in 2009. (We won’t ever try that again. Almost killed us!) That said, it’s free to read, but it still costs us money to produce. The site is updated several times a day, every day, 365 days a year, 366 days on the leap year. (Stuff still happens on Christmas Day, is what we’re saying there.) AFP does well in drawing advertisers, but who couldn’t use an additional source of revenue? From time to time, readers ask us how they can support us, and we usually say, keep reading. Now we’re saying, you can drop us a few bucks, if you’re so inclined.

 
augusta free press
augusta free press news