ATM bank theft

Samoa judge says ATM thief should be deported

Catalin Razvan faced 30 charges, included 10 counts of theft, 10 counts of accessing an electronic system without authority, and 10 counts of accessing an ATM system for dishonest purposes from 9 machines in Samoa.

The total amount stolen was US$1436, all from overseas accounts.

He was jailed for 7 months which will be reduced by the time he has spent in Police custody.

Bank authorities in Apia had acted after a tip off from branches in Tonga and Vanuatu where similar offences had occurred.