HIAWATHA, Iowa (KCRG) – A person who police stated used a card skimming machine at ATMs in Hiawatha has been sentenced to over three years in federal jail, in response to prosecutors.
Romica Martuica, 21, of Romania (Courtesy: Linn County Jail)
Romica Martuica, 21, pleaded responsible to fees of unlawful transactions with an entry machine and aggravated identification theft. He was sentenced to 42 months in jail and ordered to pay $8,685 in restitution to the victims of his crime.
On February 16, 2019, Martuica was arrested by Hiawatha Police after pulling away from an ATM on the College of Iowa Neighborhood Credit score Union department on Blairs Ferry Highway. The ATM on the location had flagged probably fraudulent exercise, resulting in the investigation.
Prosecutors stated that Martuica and two unnamed people who had been with him had been in possession of over 90 counterfeit fee playing cards which had been fabricated utilizing info lifted from playing cards utilizing a card skimmer. He had spent over an hour on the ATM utilizing the playing cards greater than 70 occasions, efficiently withdrawing $8,685.
Prosecutors additionally stated that Martuica had entered the nation illegally from Romania in 2016.
Martuica might be required to serve three years of supervised launch after finishing his jail time period. There is no such thing as a chance of parole for federal inmates.