First court hearing on high-profile ATM heist opens

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/12
By: Wang Yang-yu and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The Taipei District Court held the first hearing on a high-profile heist from

Anrejs Peregudovs. CNA file photo

Anrejs Peregudovs. CNA file photo

a local bank’s automatic teller machines (ATMs) on Wednesday.

A multi-national crime ring was involved in the theft of more than NT$83 million (US$2.6 million) from First Bank’s ATMs in July.

Taipei District Prosecutors Office indicted three East European suspects – Latvian Andrejs Peregudovs, Romanian Mihail Colibaba and Moldovan Niklae Penkov – on charges of fraud, obstruction of computer as well as others last month. The prosecution demanded a prison term of 12 years for each of the defendants.

Peregudovs was questioned in court on Wednesday, but denied the 12 charges leveled against him.    [FULL  STORY]

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