Two appear in court over alleged ATM skimming
Moldovan duo’s bail applications denied and both remanded to appear in court on Friday
ATM skimming devices were used in Kildare and Blanchardstown earlier this week. File photograph: Getty Images
The Moldovan nationals were arrested on Friday evening and appeared at a sitting of the Dublin District Court. Applications for bail were made on behalf of both men but were denied.
Skimming devices are fitted to bank machines in a effort to record customer's bank card details and defraud them of their money.
After the three charges concerning the use of ATM skimming devices were put to him, Mr Muntean replied “I understand”.
Det Garda Kelly objected to bail because of the seriousness of the charges. They carry a maximum sentence of 10 years on conviction and Det Garda Kelly was also concerned that the accused could flee the jurisdiction.
The 34-year-old has been in the country only several weeks and had not given gardaí an address at which he was staying.
Det Garda Pauline Szranowaska told the court she had charged co-accused Nicolai Levinte at Newbridge Garda station around the same time.
Bail was also objected to in this case and the application was refused.