Romanian woman gets prison time in Ozarks ATM skimming case


Loredana Baceanu (Photo: Greene County Sheriff’s Office)

A Romanian woman was sentenced Friday to two and a half years in federal prison for her role in an ATM skimming operation in the Springfield area.

Loredana Baceanu, 31, was given the prison time at a hearing in front of Judge Beth Phillips.

Baceanu pleaded guilty in June to a federal felony after she was caught in Nixa with 49 fraudulent credit and gift cards in a hidden pocket of an undergarment and $880 in cash in her bra.

Federal prosecutors say Baceanu was involved but was not the ringleader of a group that traveled to the Springfield area to steal money using skimming devices – which are small electronics placed on ATMs or gas pumps to glean victims’ credit card information when they swipe their cards.

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