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2 arrested in Kansas in apparent interstate ATM theft ring


November 1, 2018

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Newton police have arrested two people suspected of stealing from ATMs in what authorities say is an interstate theft ring.

Police arrested 44-year-old Alexandru Ion-Florin and 22-year-old Maria Bacelan Saturday after several thefts at Newton's Citizens State Bank locations. A total of $22,600 was taken in six cases.

Newton officials said Wednesday that police departments have received reports in recent weeks about ATM thefts in Colorado and western Kansas.

The thieves reportedly are using special cards that prompt the ATMs to dispense money without PIN numbers.

Both o...

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