Bulgarian Man to Spend 6 Years in US Jail for ATM Fraud
A Bulgarian citizen, Ivaylo Damyanov, 32, has been sentenced to more than six years in a US jail for stealing close to USD 0.5 M through ATM skimming.
The man lived in Howard County, Maryland and was sentenced Friday. He had pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit access device fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was also ordered to pay restitution, according to the local Delmarvanow.com.
According to court documents, Damyanov was part of an organized crime group that put skimmers and miniature cameras on bank ATMs throughout the state of Maryland.
The devices were used to capture PIN numbers and the information was emailed to accomplices in Bulgaria to make counterfeit credit and debit cards and withdraw money from victims' accounts.
The Bulgarian will serve his sentence in the prison in the city of Baltimore.
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