HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) — Three people were arrested Saturday on probable cause for placing a card skimming device on an ATM machine in Huntington.
According to a Facebook post from the Huntington City Police Department, they received a call about the device on the Flagstar Bank ATM located on Guilford Street at 4:10 p.m. Officers then arrived and found the device. Soon after, HPD detectives and FBI were made aware of the situation.
Around 2 a.m. Sunday, officers encountered three people believed to be involved with placing the device on the ATM.
Huntington Superior Court documents released Monday identified the suspects as Giovanni Mazzone, Iulian Dumbrava and Lucian Neagu. Dumbrava was named the suspect seen on surveillance putting the device on the ATM, Neagu was said to be the one standing next to him, and Mazzone was identified as the suspect taking back the device the next day, according to the documents.
Each person was taken into custody on the following counts:
- Unlawful possession of a skimming device – Level 6 felony
- Criminal Organization Activity – Level 6 felony
- Criminal Mischief – A Misdemeanor
Federal charges are still pending at this time. HPD also has reason to believe these three are members of “a criminal organization involved in a series of similar scams at other branches.”
Court documents indicate people using the same tools and methods and dressed the same were spotted around at least three ATMs in Fort Wayne as well.
Officers do not believe any information was taken by the device. HPD advises all possible ATM users at the Guilford Street location to contact their bank for precautionary measures.