Man Indicted In New Albany And Worthington Us Bank Atm Skimmer Schemes

Posted on 1/19/2012

Defendant: John Doe Aka Ernino Perez

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against John Doe AKA Ernino P. Perez, age 30, for two counts (F-3) Identity Fraud, two counts (F-5) Possessing Criminal Tools, and two counts (F-4) Unauthorized Use of Property, for a total of six counts. It is alleged that Perez placed credit card skimmers on US Bank atm’s in an attempt to access card number and account information from atm’s located at 688 High Street in Worthington and outside the Halley Gallery at 270 E. Main Street in New Albany. “We have been aware for some time about the use of these skimmer devices across the country and have had prosecutors from our office educated by the Secret Service on their use. This case though is the first time we have prosecuted the occurrence in Franklin County”, O’Brien stated.