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Fraudster faces jail for Somerset cashpoint card scam worth millions

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

Taunton Crown Court

A fraudster who admitted to a £3 million card-skimming scam in Somerset was caught red-handed when he returned to collect part of his high-tech con.

Leonid Rotaru, 32, of Bridgwater, now faces jail for the crime, in which cash cards were scanned by a device fitted to a cashpoint at Tesco in Minehead.

After his arrest, police discovered he had obtained about 9,000 bank card PIN numbers.

The case was heard at Taunton Crown Court and a sentencing date has not yet been set. Rotaru, who pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud, is in custody.

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