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January 27, 2023

Extensive searches in credit card fraud case

The prosecutors with the Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Brasov and the policemen with the Organised Crime Brigade searched a total of 22 addresses in Bucharest and five other counties on Monday. The suspects belong to two criminal groups specialising in credit card fraud and they are believed to have stolen money from the accounts of Canadian nationals who had used their cards to pay for travel agency services.

The investigators raided the homes of the suspects in Bucharest and Counties of Brasov, Prahova, Constanta, Suceava and Arad and took in for hearing 15 individuals.

The 15 who were questioned by DIICOT Brasov are suspects in a cyber fraud case.

According to DIICOT, the members of one of the groups were taking POS equipment from banks and, with the pretext of selling travel services, would introduce credit card data fraudulently obtained and cash up the money from the banks.

Two of the suspects, from Constanta, were caught while driving on the Sun Motorway in the direction of Otopeni Airport from where they intended to flee the country.

The fraud in the case is worth over RON 1 M.


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