FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New York woman believed to be part of an organized ring of people using a ‘skimmer’ device scheme to steal cash from bank accounts was arrested Friday on 19 counts of identity theft in Fairfield, police said.
On June 11, Gabriela Enache, 38, of Northern Boulevard, Flushing, was captured on live-stream surveillance using several different cards at an ATM at the People’s United Bank branch on Old Post Road, police said.
A People’s team has been investigating a skimming device scheme since February and bank employees alerted them to the suspicious activity, police said.
Enache was arrested for similar activity 45 minutes later at a Darien People’s branch, police said.
She had attempted to steal $4,060 from 19 accounts in Fairfield, police said.
Enache was arrested in court, where she was appearing on another matter. She was charged with third-degree larceny, fraudulent use of an automatic teller machine, receiving goods and services obtained illegally and 19 counts each of illegal use of a credit card and third-degree identity theft, police said.
Enache was held on $150,000 for the Darien incident and $100,000 for the Fairfield charges, police said.
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