The U.S. attorney for Connecticut said the Ohio woman pleaded guilty in court to using skimming equipment at ATMs to read customer card numbers.
John D. revealed that Maya F., 61, of Cleveland, fully pleaded guilty Friday in Hartford to conspiracy and identity theft charges.
One Connecticut bank in 2017 found about 35 cases of ATM cashing in Stratford, Monroe, Trumbull, Greenwich, Fairfield and other cities, the bank suffered a loss of nearly $300,000.
Durham reported that DeSteffano, also known as Maya-Louise Pastorelli, confirmed and confessed to installing and removing skimming equipment and using re-encoded credit cards and PIN codes.
It also pleaded guilty to acquiring skimming equipment through the dark web market using btc.
DeSteffano also admitted participating in an ATM skimming crime in Virginia, Maryland and Georgia.
Durham says a co-conspirator, George Dragusin, pleaded guilty to the same charges in August and acknowledged participating in skimming in other states.