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Man Pleads Guilty To Using ATM Skimming Devices

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office say a Moldovan man has admitted to using an ATM skimming device to get debit and credit card numbers.

Serghei Rotaru, who lives in Salisbury, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to conspiracy to commit access device fraud. He faces a maximum sentence of 7 1/2 years in prison at sentencing for May 11.

According to his plea agreement, a Cambridge police officer questioned Rotaru, 22, after he walked away from an ATM that he had accessed with a counterfeit device. Officers found $800 in cash, and a department store gift card with a pin number.

Prosecutors say Rotaru also had several other gift cards encoded with stolen information.

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