(January 19, 2017) -  A sharp-eyed store manager and Cape Coral Police detectives combined to take down a trio of card skimmers, who were installing skimming devices and pinhole cameras on ATMs.

On January 18, 2017, the store manager at the 7/11 store located at 345 Cape Coral Parkway East discovered a skimming device and a pinhole camera installed on the in-store ATM machine. Cape Coral Police were notified, and detectives were already working a similar case at another nearby 7/11 which had captured a female suspect on camera installing another skimming device. Detectives with the Cape Coral Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit set up on the 7/11 stores, and apprehended three suspects when they returned to the stores to retrieve their credit card skimming devices. Arrested were Petra Velcu (W/M, DOB: 4-27-81); Rebeca Milataru (W/F, DOB: 4-4-98); and Simona Velcu (W/F, DOB: 10-20-02). All were charged with use of a scanner/re-encoder to defraud.

 ARRESTED: Petra Velcu, W/M, DOB: 4-27-1981, Unknown Address. CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud CR#: 17-001044

ARRESTED: Petra Velcu, W/M, DOB: 4-27-1981, Unknown Address.
CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud
CR#: 17-001044

ARRESTED: Petra Velcu, W/M, DOB: 4-27-1981, Unknown Address.
CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud
CR#: 17-001044

 

 ARRESTED: Rebeca Milataru, W/F, DOB: 4-4-1998, Unknown Address. CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud CR#: 17-001044

ARRESTED: Rebeca Milataru, W/F, DOB: 4-4-1998, Unknown Address.
CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud
CR#: 17-001044

ARRESTED: Rebeca Milataru, W/F, DOB: 4-4-1998, Unknown Address.
CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud
CR#: 17-001044

 

 ARRESTED: Simona Velcu, W/F, DOB: 10-20-2002, Unknown Address. CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud CR#: 17-001044

ARRESTED: Simona Velcu, W/F, DOB: 10-20-2002, Unknown Address.
CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud
CR#: 17-001044

ARRESTED: Simona Velcu, W/F, DOB: 10-20-2002, Unknown Address.
CHARGES: Use of Skimmer/Re-encoder to Defraud
CR#: 17-001044

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