April 4 2017
Grand Jury Indicts Two for Card Skimmers and Credit Card Fraud
By: Rich Hosford
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has released a list of grand jury indictments handed down between January 31 and March 2, and two men accused of accused of credit card fraud and using card skimmers in Burlington and Bedford are included.
According to the district attorney’s office:
Bogdan Ionut Bujor, 29, of Queens, New York, was charged with larceny over $250, conspiracy to commit larceny, violation of an electronic funds transfer, and being a common and notorious thief.
Antonio Testone, 31, of Queens, New York, was charged with larceny over $250, conspiracy to commit larceny, violation of an electronic funds transfer, and being a common and notorious thief.
The Assistant District Attorney for both cases is Graham Van Epps.
As reported on BNEWS, on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, several branches of a local-area banks reported incidents of fraudulent transactions. These banks were located on Mall Road and Cambridge Street in Burlington as well as at the Bedford Shopping Center in Bedford. Bedford and Burlington Police Departments confirmed through the use of still photos and video images that the same suspects were responsible for the alleged thefts at all three banks.
Subsequent search warrants resulted in the recovery of over 120 fraudulent cards, documents appearing to be ATM card PINs, and over $15,000 cash allegedly in the possession of the two defendants. Investigators believe other suspects are involved in the matter and the investigation is ongoing.