Cloners hacking cash machines stole £1,140

TWO men scammed more than £1,000 by putting fake debit cards and PINs into ATMs.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Krisztan Racz, 31, and Horea Dumitru, 22, were spotted, by an off-duty police officer, inserting various cards into the machines.

Fiscal depute Ruth Ross-Davie said: "The cards transpired to be cloned cards.

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"Racz and Dumitru had formed a plan to obtain money by attaching a false fascia to the ATM machine and using these cards to obtain money."

Police searched their home where they found fascias, software, phones, memory cards, phone top-up cards and gift cards for making counterfeits .

Racz and Dumitru, both of Edinburgh Prison, admitted forming a fraudulent scheme and obtaining 1,140 by fraud at Tesco, Meadow Place Road, on 1 March.

They also admitted having equipment to obtain money through ATMs at Broughton Road also on 1 March.

Sheriff James Scott deferred sentence for reports until next month and both men were remanded in custody.