Federal authorities have arrested three Elk Grove Village men in connection with an ATM skimming scheme in Libertyville and other Chicago suburbs.
The Libertyville Police Department said that in late September they were notified of a credit card skimmer that was installed at the Libertyville Bank and Trust, 501 Hurlburt Court. Police said that the device was installed and removed on August 29.
“Although only installed for approximately 12 hours, 19 credit cards were compromised, and the reported losses were over $8,300,” the Libertyville Police Department said on Monday.
Authorities said that the video surveillance obtained in Libertyville was matched to similar offenses committed in other Chicagoland suburbs including Naperville, Carol Stream, and Wilmette. On November 11, the suspects were identified, and search warrants were issued and executed, following a joint investigation with law enforcement agencies from Wilmette, Carol Stream, Naperville, the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Dorin Marchidan, 47, Adrian Popa, 48, and Alin Doina, 48, all from Elk Grove Village, were arrested at their homes by police. The three were each charged with continuing a financial crimes enterprise, a class 1 felony.
Following a bond hearing in DuPage County, Doina was released after posting $10,000 bond. Popa and Marchidan remain held in jail.