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Crime ring arrest: Suspects accused of stealing from area ATMs with cloned credit cards

11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 November 19, 2018 11:21 AM November 19, 2018 in Crime
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Constantine Tanase, Mich'e Mitchell and Anthony Lennox

ASCENSION PARISH - Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested multiple suspects for stealing from ATMs at area banks.

The thefts happened from November 9 to November 14.

Surveillance video showed two suspects, later identified as Anthony Lennox and Constantine Tanase, stopping by the ATM machines and withdrawing sums of money.

Detectives began an investigation and set up surveillance at the undisclosed locations where the thefts where occurring. Detectives observed the two subjects attempting to use a ATM machine but were unsuccessful.  Detectives made a traffic stop on I-10 in Ascension Parish on the vehicle occupied by three subjects, later identified as Mich'e Mitchell, Lennox, and Tanase.

Authorities later learned the suspects would drive to ATMs where they would use cloned ATM cards from around the country and empty out the ATM machines of large sums of money.

According to a release, Tanase confessed to detectives that he was part of a large-scale crime ring involving several foreign nationals that traveled around the U.S. committing ATM thefts with cloned cards.

Mitchell, Lennox, and Tanase were all charged with bank fraud.

The case is still under investigation.

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