Dolj Border Police chief’s son heard in cyber crime case

A criminal group specialised in computer crime was dismantled yesterday morning by prosecutors with the Organised Crime and Terrorism Investigation Depart­ment (DIICOT), which conducted 11 raids in Craiova, according to Mediafax. The group mostly dealt with cloning credit cards. According to investigators, member of the group had acquired skimming equipment which was to be sent to the United States. During searches, several skimming devices were seized and nine people were held for questioning. The group consisted of 13 people, prosecutors said.

Legal sources quoted by Mediafax said one of the nine people held is the son of Dolj Border Police chief Ionisor Berceanu, information later on confirmed by the officer. Ionisor Berceanu said that he was not aware of his son Romeo Berceanu’s involvement in the cyber crime network and that he was waiting for the results of DIICOT hearings in the case. “If I had known he was involved in such things, you realise I wouldn’t have let him,” he told the news agency. The border police chief refused to make any further comments.

Romeo Berceanu is an employee of the local Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU), a spokesperson for the institution said yesterday. “Romeo Berceanu has been working with the Calafat Fire Brigade since 2007. Our leadership has not yet discussed this case because we are waiting for a decision from relevant institutions. We have found out about the case from the Calafat commanding officer and from the television,” ISU spokesperson Florin Cocosila said.

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