THE Office of the Mandaue City Prosecutor indicted a Romanian who withdrew money from an ATM machine using allegedly counterfeit bank cards.
Prosecutor Henry Pascua found evidence to charge Mihai Voicu with violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998 before the Regional Trial Court.
Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas arrested Voicu last Sept. 24.
The accused was caught allegedly withdrawing money from a Security Bank ATM machine on A.S. Fortuna St. in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City.
Police said they received information from the bank officials about the theft using counterfeit ATM cards allegedly perpetrated by foreigners.
A team of police officers rushed to the bank, but failed to arrest the suspect at first.
Last Sept. 24, the CIDG 7 received another alarm from the bank about the presence of Voicu and his cohort.
Authorities said they noticed that Voicu and his cohort withdrew money from the bank’s ATM machine using several cards.
After the suspects withdrew money, the police arrested them for using allegedly fake ATM cards.
The police also recovered about 40 7-Eleven rewards cards and P60,000 cash.