A Bronx, N.Y., man is facing multiple charges after an investigation led police to an attempted ATM skimming.
New Canaan Police charged Adrian Abagiu, 30, Saturday, May 19, after they said he was caught on video allegedly attempting to install an ATM skimming device at Chase Bank on Main Street.
According to the report, Chase Bank investigators alerted police May 10 to the video, and New Canaan detectives, members of the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force and the Connecticut State Police initiated an investigation.
On Friday, May 18, Chase Bank investigators reported seeing the same male attempting to install, or "test fit," an ATM skimming device at the same machine.
The next day, Chase Bank was placed under surveillance. At approximately 9:30 p.m., police said they saw the same male entering the vestibule at the bank, and when he exited, officers took him into custody. Upon searching him, officers found an ATM skimming device in his jacket pocket.
Police charged Abagiu with two counts of second-degree larceny, two counts of third-degree attempted identity theft, two counts of criminal possession of an access device to obtain personal identifying information, two counts of second-degree forgery and interfering with an officer.
He was held on $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court today, May 21.