Romainian Crime Ring Charged With Multiple Months-Long Thefts Totaling Losses Over $120,000!

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Dumitru Larentiu Musat
White, Non-Hispanic Male, 37 years old
Charges: Theft, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Access Device Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud


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Andreea Larisa Dirvareanu
White, Non-Hispanic Female, 25 years old
Charges: Theft, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Access Device Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud


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Fanut Alexandru Topala
White, Non-Hispanic Male, 29 years old
Charges: Theft, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Access Device Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud


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Laleaua Radu
White, Non-Hispanic Female, 35 years old
Charges: Theft, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Access Device Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud


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Roberto Marius Udila
White, Non-Hispanic Male, 24 years old
Charges: Theft, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Access Device Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud



Between June of 2019 and March of 2020, the Manheim Township Police Department received numerous complaints of thefts that occurred from the locker rooms of the Universal Athletic Club at 2323 Oregon Pike in Manheim Township.  During these thefts, credit and debit cards belonging to the victims were stolen and immediately used at area stores to make or attempt to make thousands of dollars worth of purchases.  Detectives pulled hundreds of hours of surveillance videos from the gym and stores and discovered numerous people were involved in these thefts.  Eventually, detectives were able to identify five (5) people involved in the thefts, and determined they were working together to commit the crimes.  The five (5) individuals were later identified as Dumitru Laruentiu Masat, Andreea Larisa Dirvareanu, Fanut Alexandru Topala, Laleaua Radu, and Roberto Marius Udila, all members of a Romanian Crime Ring operating in the United States.

During these thefts at the gym, the group was able to steal cash and purchase or attempt to purchase items using the stolen credit and debit cards.  In total, $63,830.08 were charged to the eight (8) victims, while $43,976.00 in charges were attempted, but declined.  Detectives filed criminal complaints against the group for the following charges:

  • Dumitru Musat - 1 Count Theft, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, 5 Counts Access Device Fraud, and 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
     
  • Andreea Dirvareanu1 Count Theft, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, 5 Counts Access Device Fraud, and 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
     
  • Fanut Topala - 2 Counts Theft, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, 14 Counts Access Device Fraud, and 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
     
  • LaLeaua Radu2 Counts Theft, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, 14 Counts Access Device Fraud, and 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud
     
  • Roberto Udila - 4 Counts Theft, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft, 18 Counts Access Device Fraud, and 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud

For each criminal complaint filed, an arrest warrant was obtained.  Each person remains wanted at this time.  Any person knowing the whereabouts of Musat, Dirvareaunu, Topala, Radu, or Udila should call the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or provide information anonymously by clicking "Submit a Tip" below.


MEDIA POST CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130, piacentinom@manheimtownshippolice.org

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Reference ID: 
MT-19-11581, MT-19-11537, MT-19-13597, MT-19-13975, MT-19-21083, MT-19-21191, MT-20-03124, MT-20-03753

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