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
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]