NY Man Faces Sentencing In State For ATM Skimming

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A man from New York’s Long Island is facing sentencing in Connecticut for participating in an ATM skimming scheme that also targeted victims in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Turkish citizen Mehmet Aydin, whose last address is in Miller Place, N.Y., is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in New Haven. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Federal prosecutors say in 2011 Aydin and others conspired to install “skimming” devices on automated teller machines that captured information encoded on the magnetic strips of bank cards used by customers at 11 banks and one credit union.

Authorities say the scheme hit more than 250 bank accounts and financial institutions suffered losses of about $336,000.

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