3 Charged in ATM Skimming Scheme

Score one for the GOOD-GUYS! Three men have been charged in connection with an ATM skimming scheme resulting in the theft of more than US $137,000 from Massachusetts banks over a six week period.

The skimmers were affixed to ATMs Bank of America and Citizens Bank harvesting data from cards’ magnetic strips and hidden cameras were used to capture personal identification numbers. Ivaylo Hristov, Anton Venkov and Vladislav Vladev have been charged with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and using counterfeit ATM cards. Hristov and Vladev were also charged with possession of device-making equipment. They each face up to 57 years in prison and US $1.25 million fines. Venkov faces up to 42 years in prison and a US $1.25 million fine. Throw the book at them, they are a blight on humanity!!

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