By Associated Press - Friday, March 14, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Suburban New York prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal bank and credit card information from Long Island Rail Road customers using ticket vending machines.

Dorin Husa and Niculae Petre of Queens each pleaded guilty Friday to one count of possessing forgery devices. They face up to a year in jail when they are sentenced April 25.

Officials say the suspects placed “skimming” devices and hidden cameras near ticket machines. Then they stole customers’ PIN numbers and other financial information.

Two others are awaiting trial and a fifth suspect is being sought.

Prosecutors say all five are Romanian nationals.



Prosecutors estimate the scheme netted in excess of $70,000 from financial institutions.

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