Duo arrested in Charlotte after skimming device found on bank's ATM

Duo arrested in Charlotte after skimming device found on bank's ATM

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two men are sitting in the Mecklenburg County jail after police arrested them for placing skimming equipment on an automated teller machine at a Sun Trust Bank in Charlotte.

Police say Luca Pizzingrilli and Savin Iantoc were arrested Friday and charged with financial card forgery, conspiracy, and possession of financial transaction card forgery device.

According to a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police report, a small camera concealed in a mirror and an electronic card reader were found Friday on the ATM in the drive through outside Sun Trust Bank on South Boulevard.

The suspects were pulled over after a photograph of the potential suspects was emailed to officers. The driver, later identified as Pizzingrilli, was arrested at the scene. The passenger, later identified as Iantoc, ran off and was later located and arrested.

Investigators say the device was found inside the vehicle and seized.

CMPD says it's a federal investigation. Agents with The U.S. Secret Service told WBTV "we have an open, joint investigation with CMPD."

It's unknown how long the device was on the ATM, and if the men are responsible for other skimming devices found at ATM's in the Charlotte area.

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