- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - Two California men are expected to receive 20-year prison sentences for stealing credit card information from a Waikiki ATM.

Armen Apoyan (ar-men ah-POY’-an) and Argishti Khachaturyan (ar-GISH’-tee CAH’-cha-tu-ry-an) pleaded guilty Thursday to identify theft.

Honolulu prosecutors say the two men traveled from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 2013 and installed a skimming device over the card reader slot of a Central Pacific Bank ATM. The device was left on the machine for three days, capturing credit card information from users.

Prosecutors say they used that information to make counterfeit cards and withdrew money at an ATM at The Modern Honolulu hotel and other ATMs in Honolulu and California, stealing more than $20,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for March.

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