2nd Man Sentenced in “Skimming” Case

The second of two Romanian nationals charged with multiple
felonies after “skimming” credit cards in the Fond du Lac area has been
sentenced to prison.

Mihai-Alexandru Preda was sentenced last Friday to four
years in prison and four years of extended supervision. His partner,
Catalin-Adrian Capanu had been previously sentenced to six years in prison for
his role in the scheme.

Both men were arrested in June of 2018 after someone
reported suspicious behavior at an ATM in Fond du Lac. Police found 137 forged
or cloned credit cards and around $7,500 in cash in the car. Capanu reportedly
told officers they used the cloned cards at two Marine Credit Union locations
in Fond du Lac.

Both Preda and Capanu are believed to be part of a
Romanian organized crime ring that targets local areas by stealing credit and
debit card information by using skimming devices.