Police Arrest F.C. Man as Suspect in ATM Skimmer Case

012913IoanCicioFairfax County Police detectives arrested Ioan Cicio, 39, of Falls Church, at around noon yesterday in connection with the skimming of ATM cards at bank machines at local hospitals.

Cicio was charged with three counts of possession of credit card forgery devices (skimmers), three counts of credit card theft, two counts of credit card fraud and one count of money laundering. The investigation is ongoing and, according to police reports, there may be additional charges as well as additional suspect arrests forthcoming.

Police tracked down Cicio after he was identified in surveillance video linked to a compromised ATM card belonging to the Fairfax City Local 2702 Fire Association in September 2012. With the assistance of detectives from the Fairfax City Police Department and the United States Postal Service, the card was tracked purchasing gift cards from a Home Depot in Falls Church and then used to buy custom-made carpeting and high-end faucets.

Detectives executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home last Thursday and recovered numerous items including skimmer devices, cameras, and computers. Police received reports from over a dozen victims that may have had their bank cards compromised at hospital ATM machines in recent months.