Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:48

Enfield files charges in ATM tampering

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Enfield police have charged two Miami men in an ATM tampering case in which the counts reflect a victim’s debit card was compromised when a device was installed.

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Castillo, left, and Aguilar

The men, Johan Castillo and Hender Aguilar, were also charged by Weldon police last week for allegedly twice tampering with an ATM off Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.

Enfield police Chief Tyree Davis said in a statement Detective Willie Murphy charged the men with felony card theft with a scanning device.

Installation of the device at an ATM in Enfield resulted in the theft of more than $600 from a victim’s account. The victim came forward on November 17, Davis said.

The theft of the money from the victim’s account came two days after the police department and the United States Secret Service learned the men, who are from Venezuela and have temporary Florida drivers license, possibly installed a skimmer at an ATM in town, Davis said.

Enfield has been working with Weldon and the secret service since confirming a device was installed.

The men received $75,000 bonds in the Enfield case and $100,000 bonds in the Weldon case.

They were scheduled to appear in district court today on the Weldon counts and Wednesday on the Enfield counts.

Weldon police charged the men with two counts each of criminal possession of financial transaction card forgery devices.

Avens said today said the men are suspected of placing skimmers in Fayetteville, Clayton, Raleigh and Louisburg as well as Enfield and Weldon.

The men were arrested Thursday after an anonymous caller reported suspicious activity at a Weldon ATM where a device had been installed late last year.

The men were caught after getting on Interstate 95 by Trooper J.D. Warren of the state Highway Patrol and Weldon Officer Quinton Godley approximately two hours after the anonymous call was received.




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