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Mexico lays official charges against Romanian for ATM scams in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — The Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) says formal charges have been laid against Romanian Mihai “A” for criminal association and improperly disposing of resources from credit institutions.

Mihai “A”, of Romanian origin, was extradited from Poland to Mexico on February 19. Later in court, a federal judge ordered him to remain in preventative detention for at least two months when his trial is expected to begin.

Mihai “A” was extradited to Mexico last weekend after intelligence work by the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) and Interpol Mexico, reported the FGR.

He is allegedly the leader of a criminal organization dedicated to the theft of cash from ATMs in various states, but mainly in Cancun. ATMs in Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen were also alleged part of their scam.