Sentencing set in cloned credit card case

Four people are scheduled for sentencing on Thursday morning in connection with thefts from local banks through the use of cloned credit cards.

Roland Pop, Ianaca Vlismas and Florin Roata all admitted to dishonestly using the cards in automatic teller machines at local retail banks to withdraw cash between Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, 2014. They entered their guilty pleas in March.

Mariana Oprinoiu pleaded not guilty, maintaining that she traveled with Roata because they were on an “early honeymoon” and she did not know the other men. She elected to be tried by judge alone.

On Monday, Justice Michael Mettyear delivered his judgment, finding Oprinoiu not guilty of conspiracy to defraud the banks, but guilty of money laundering.

All four defendants are Romanian citizens who traveled here from Jamaica. All have been in custody since their arrest.

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