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Three Brazilian Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Participation In A Debit Card Skimming Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Carlos Di Santi, age 39, Angell Hungaro, age 46, and Benedicto Correia, age 58, all Brazilian nationals, were sentenced on October 15, 2020, by Chief Judge John E. Jones III for their participation in a debit card skimming scheme that caused a total loss of $14,971 to dozens of victims.  Di Santi was sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment.  Hungaro was sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment.  Correia was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment.   

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Di Santi and Hungaro previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.  Correia previously pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.  The three men admitted that in April 2019, they placed skimming devices and cameras on multiple ATMs in Cumberland and York Counties.  They further admitted that they then used the information obtained from the skimming devices and cameras to withdraw money from the bank accounts of dozens of victims.   

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Silver Spring Township Police Department, the Springettsbury Township Police Department, and the Spring Garden Township Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlo D. Marchioli prosecuted the case.


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Updated October 16, 2020

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