Federal charges filed in Pittsburgh against Romanian man

November 26, 2018

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted a Romanian man on charges of conspiracy and bank fraud.

Federal authorities announced the two-count indictment was returned Thursday against Elvis E. Roman, 33, of Romania.

Roman participated in a conspiracy and scheme to defraud banks in Western Pennsylvania in September and October, according to the indictment.

Participants installed ATM skimming devices to fraudulently obtain the account information associated with cards inserted into the targeted ATM machines. Using that account information, participants cloned ATM cards and fraudulently withdrew funds from ATM machines maintained by banks in Washington County.

The Secret Service and the Cecil Township, Peters Township, and South Strabane Township police departments conducted the investigation.

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