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Pair charged with using skimmers on Fayetteville ATMs

Posted April 22, 2011

— Federal authorities have charged two men with using skimmer devices on automated teller machines in Fayetteville to obtain people's financial information.

Sergei Fowler Marchant and Nikolay Andreyevich Volosov were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to a federal indictment, the men are accused of installing cameras and skimming devices on at least three ATMs to read the account information off debit cards. They obtained information on about 60 accounts from May to July 2009, and they then created counterfeit cards for their own use, the indictment states.


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  • robjustrob Apr 22, 2011

    I was going to ask where one gets these skimmer devices in the first place. But there's that suggestion of international intrigue. Yeah, who's backing this couple of hard-working guys just trying to get a part of the American dream?

  • LibertarianTechie Apr 22, 2011

    "If people read their contracts, they wouldn't be scammed, but then you wouldn't have banker jokes then huh?" impatientgirl

    What does that have to do with this story? The story is about criminals installing debit/credit card readers on ATMs in Fayetteville. Nothing about contracts here.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Apr 22, 2011

    The Russian Mafia is in Fayetteville. Wonder who's fronting them? The Soviets would love to resurrect their super power status.

  • housemanagercary Apr 22, 2011

    If people read their contracts, they wouldn't be scammed, but then you wouldn't have banker jokes then huh?

  • wayneboyd Apr 22, 2011

    I wouldn't consider taking anything from a bank, especially a federal reserve bank even a misdemeanor. After all everything that they have was taken from the American people with a pen, a piece of paper and a crooked politian'

  • GWALLY Apr 22, 2011

    .."Maybe future bankers in progress..."

    LOL now THAT is funny....remember the nicest buildings in every town...Insurance Co, Banks and Funeral Homes...!!!!

  • albertleon7 Apr 22, 2011

    Is this considered White or Blue collar crime?
    Maybe future bankers in progress.

  • bigal02282 Apr 22, 2011

    The Fayetteville Observer reported this a few days ago:

    Seven banks are listed as being victims of the pair's alleged fraud. They are Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, State Employees Credit Union, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wachovia and FAA Credit Union.

    The crimes were committed between May 1, 2009, and July 31, 2009, according to court documents.

  • parcman Apr 22, 2011

    bye! bye!

  • RUSTYROVER Apr 22, 2011

    I really feel people that commit this type of crime need to have a mandatory 30 year sentence and be banned from computor use while in prison