Halton police make multiple arrests in ATM ‘skimming’ ring

Halton Regional Police

In early June, the Regional Fraud Bureau commenced an investigation in relation to a group of individuals who were responsible for ‘skimming’ automated teller machines (ATM’S).

The group operated within the Greater Toronto Area, but were observed predominantly in Oakville. These individuals were responsible for $245,000 in losses to debit card customers and financial institutions.

On June 21st, members of the Halton Regional Police Service executed three Criminal Code search warrants on residences in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto, arrested seven persons and seized the following:

  • $110,000 in U.S. and Canadian currency
  • instruments used to forge credit cards
  • numerous fraudulent credit cards
  • three motor vehicles
  • related property seized as Proceeds of Crime

The following people have been arrested and charged in relation to this investigation:

Elena ROB, 34 yrs, of Brampton
Charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

John ROB, 32 yrs, of Brampton
Charged with Fraud over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Use Credit Card Data (2 counts), Possession of Credit Card Data (38 counts), Possess Instrument for Use in Forging Credit Cards (39 counts)

Janet ROB, 42 yrs, of Toronto
Charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Frank ROB, 40 yrs, of Toronto
Charged with Fraud over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possess Instrument for Use in Forging Credit Cards (24 counts), Possession of Credit Card Data (25 counts)

Daniel BOIZAN, 40 yrs, of Mississauga
Charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Vasile KURAK, 39 yrs, of Mississauga
Charged with Fraud over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Use Credit Card Data (3 counts), Possession of Credit Card Data (34 counts), Possess Instrument for Use in Forging Credit Cards (35 counts)

Ionut MUNTEANU, 30 yrs, of Brampton
Charged with Fraud over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Fraud under $5000 (5 counts), Possession of Credit Card Data (5 counts), Use Credit Card Data (8 counts),
Possess Instrument for Use in Forging Credit Cards (6 counts)

From Halton Regional Police

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