A ROMANIAN who took part in a plot to clone bank
cards in Liverpool has been jailed for three and -a-half years.
Earlier this year, criminals used a hi-tech scam known as "skimming" to clone bank
cards used at a cash machine in Rothbury, in the Coquet Valley, west of Alnwick.
Last week the Chronicle revealed the extent of an organised skimmer gang sting after ATMs at banks and supermarkets across Tyneside were targeted using devices to clone bank
card details and withdraw victims' cash.
Raids at addresses in South London revealed an "Aladdin's cave" of forged passports and machines to clone bank
Equipment to clone bank
cards was also found and such cards could be used to withdraw money from the user's account.