Pair face jail after guilty plea to scam

Echo: Pair face jail after guilty plea to scam Pair face jail after guilty plea to scam

TWO men face time in jail after attempting a cash machine scam across south Essex.

Cristian Gherghel, 29, and Vasile Kiraly, 19, both pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court to one charge of going equipped for theft.

On November 22, the pair were spotted acting suspiciously by a Santander cash point in Chelmsford High Street, at about 5.10am.

Police arrived and found the pair had a camera, screwdriver, a piece of wood and superglue.

A search of Gherghel’s car found a sat nav with addresses of banks in Rayleigh, Billericay, Wickford, Brentwood, South Woodham Ferrers, Braintree and Maldon.

Gherghel, of Atherton Road, Ilford, and Kiraly, of Heath Way, Dagenham, had planned to tamper with the cash machines in a bid to take photos of pin numbers via a camera attached to the ATMs.

Both are due to reappear at the same court on January 6 once pre-sentence reports are completed and were given unconditional bail.

Chairman of the bench Ian Fuller said: “There is a strong likelihood you could both go to prison.”

Prosecuting solicitor Grace Court told the magistrates Gherghel had been spotted on CCTV “rocking” against the machine in Chelmsford.

Kiraly was then seen to fiddle with part of the cash point.

When police officers arrived the pair tried to walk away, but were caught shortly afterwards and arrested.

Miss Court added: “While in the police car, one of the officers spotted three screws on the car seat.

“When asked, Mr Gherghel said they had come from there and nodded to the cash machine.”

The cash points at banks programmed into the Gherghel’s sat nav were taped off by police on the day as they investigated the matter.

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5:11pm Fri 13 Dec 13

supermadmax says...

Romanians.
Romanians. supermadmax

6:12pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Living the La Vida Legra says...

supermadmax wrote:
Romanians.
You tossar
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Romanians.[/p][/quote]You tossar Living the La Vida Legra

6:18pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nebs says...

supermadmax wrote:
Romanians.
No, Klingons. Romanians would have used their cloaking device to avoid capture.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Romanians.[/p][/quote]No, Klingons. Romanians would have used their cloaking device to avoid capture. Nebs

6:23pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Seasider90 says...

Living the La Vida Legra why the insult to the previous comment? 92% of cash point fraud is carried out by Romanians so an assumption isn't far off the mark and tell me looking at their names they're hardly from English stock eh? I don't blame them though I blame the EU for allowing an unlimited number of European criminals to come here and I will say this - you ain't seen nothing yet! And when you all finally wake up that the mainstream parties are nothing more than Euro puppets then you might decide to vote differently. We have become Europe's dumping ground for social problems and it will get worse come January. God help the English - soon to be a minority anywhere near London.
Living the La Vida Legra why the insult to the previous comment? 92% of cash point fraud is carried out by Romanians so an assumption isn't far off the mark and tell me looking at their names they're hardly from English stock eh? I don't blame them though I blame the EU for allowing an unlimited number of European criminals to come here and I will say this - you ain't seen nothing yet! And when you all finally wake up that the mainstream parties are nothing more than Euro puppets then you might decide to vote differently. We have become Europe's dumping ground for social problems and it will get worse come January. God help the English - soon to be a minority anywhere near London. Seasider90

8:09pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Thorp55 says...

As they were given bail I doubt they will be jailed as they will probably go back from where they come from, then reappear with different passports and try again.
As they were given bail I doubt they will be jailed as they will probably go back from where they come from, then reappear with different passports and try again. Thorp55

8:32pm Fri 13 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

give them a 10 stretch then deport from whence they came the thieving scrotes .
give them a 10 stretch then deport from whence they came the thieving scrotes . DogsMessInLeigh

8:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Idontknowy says...

Thorp55 wrote:
As they were given bail I doubt they will be jailed as they will probably go back from where they come from, then reappear with different passports and try again.
They wont go back from where they come from they'll just disappear and carry on thieving and scamming somewhere else in the UK
[quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: As they were given bail I doubt they will be jailed as they will probably go back from where they come from, then reappear with different passports and try again.[/p][/quote]They wont go back from where they come from they'll just disappear and carry on thieving and scamming somewhere else in the UK Idontknowy

8:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Idontknowy says...

Seasider90 wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra why the insult to the previous comment? 92% of cash point fraud is carried out by Romanians so an assumption isn't far off the mark and tell me looking at their names they're hardly from English stock eh? I don't blame them though I blame the EU for allowing an unlimited number of European criminals to come here and I will say this - you ain't seen nothing yet! And when you all finally wake up that the mainstream parties are nothing more than Euro puppets then you might decide to vote differently. We have become Europe's dumping ground for social problems and it will get worse come January. God help the English - soon to be a minority anywhere near London.
The English are already a minority in some areas near London according to the last census figures
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: Living the La Vida Legra why the insult to the previous comment? 92% of cash point fraud is carried out by Romanians so an assumption isn't far off the mark and tell me looking at their names they're hardly from English stock eh? I don't blame them though I blame the EU for allowing an unlimited number of European criminals to come here and I will say this - you ain't seen nothing yet! And when you all finally wake up that the mainstream parties are nothing more than Euro puppets then you might decide to vote differently. We have become Europe's dumping ground for social problems and it will get worse come January. God help the English - soon to be a minority anywhere near London.[/p][/quote]The English are already a minority in some areas near London according to the last census figures Idontknowy

8:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Idontknowy says...

Thorp55 wrote:
As they were given bail I doubt they will be jailed as they will probably go back from where they come from, then reappear with different passports and try again.
They wont go back from where they come from they'll just disappear and carry on thieving and scamming somewhere else in the UK
[quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: As they were given bail I doubt they will be jailed as they will probably go back from where they come from, then reappear with different passports and try again.[/p][/quote]They wont go back from where they come from they'll just disappear and carry on thieving and scamming somewhere else in the UK Idontknowy

9:27pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Ed Woods says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Romanians.
You tossar
Gherghel is a Romanian name but Kiraly could be Hungarian - it is a Slavonic word for King.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Romanians.[/p][/quote]You tossar[/p][/quote]Gherghel is a Romanian name but Kiraly could be Hungarian - it is a Slavonic word for King. Ed Woods

7:11am Sat 14 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

Ed Woods wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Romanians.
You tossar
Gherghel is a Romanian name but Kiraly could be Hungarian - it is a Slavonic word for King.
I don't care where they are from. Deport them.

Why are they allowed to stay here if they are going to do that? Other countries wouldn't stand for it, why should we?
[quote][p][bold]Ed Woods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Romanians.[/p][/quote]You tossar[/p][/quote]Gherghel is a Romanian name but Kiraly could be Hungarian - it is a Slavonic word for King.[/p][/quote]I don't care where they are from. Deport them. Why are they allowed to stay here if they are going to do that? Other countries wouldn't stand for it, why should we? _Lotus_

8:26am Sat 14 Dec 13

Rich;'Carol says...

Theres gonna be a lot more of this when the Bulgarians arrive into the lovley area of Southend. At least when they arrive they will be lots of these foreign criminals in southend so they will feel at home.
Theres gonna be a lot more of this when the Bulgarians arrive into the lovley area of Southend. At least when they arrive they will be lots of these foreign criminals in southend so they will feel at home. Rich;'Carol

8:32am Sat 14 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

"The English are already a minority in some areas near London according to the last census figures"

I travel right across London every day. indigenous Brits have been a minority for years now.

It's not known as Londinistan for nothing.

I am a minority in my own capital city.

Nothing wrong with a bit of 'culture' but we have been swamped.

Disgraceful.
"The English are already a minority in some areas near London according to the last census figures" I travel right across London every day. indigenous Brits have been a minority for years now. It's not known as Londinistan for nothing. I am a minority in my own capital city. Nothing wrong with a bit of 'culture' but we have been swamped. Disgraceful. Rochford Rob

8:24pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Teetime says...

The answer seems simple to me. If you commit a crime in the UK and your offence has the potential of a prison sentence and you are found guilty and you don't have a full UK passport, then it is automatic deportation with a permanent ban from entering the country again. Some immigration is good, but the right type. Those that are willing to work, pay their way and do not put a burden on the welfare state.
The answer seems simple to me. If you commit a crime in the UK and your offence has the potential of a prison sentence and you are found guilty and you don't have a full UK passport, then it is automatic deportation with a permanent ban from entering the country again. Some immigration is good, but the right type. Those that are willing to work, pay their way and do not put a burden on the welfare state. Teetime

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