Man Charged With Theft Fraud
Photo: Danny Loo.
An eagle-eyed CCTV operator has helped solve a fraud case after spotting a person suspected of stealing out of cash machines.
The St Albans council worker was monitoring the city centre through his surveillance displays if he spied a desirable person at Barclays bank.
He rang officials and police swooped in to arrest the person.
The police later searched a London land related to the suspect and found a large amount of stolen land.
Andrei Neacsu, 26, has been charged with five counts of owning a skimming device to be used in fraud.
He pleaded guilty to all the offences at Hatfield Remand Court a month and has been remanded in custody and till Legislation at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, January 12.
St Albans’ Chief Inspector Shane O’Neill stated: “CCTV footage is an added resource which can provide vital signs for us when investigating and resolving crime.
“The CCTV operators at St Albans council support us in our job to keep the city safe. ”
It’s helped capture a number of suspects in the previous calendar year, and the listed evidence has also been used in court.
A guy who had been suspected of stealing a charity box has been arrested after being seen on camera.
An outline of a guy was circulated after that he had been seen acting suspiciously near St Peter’s Church at September.
Less than an hour then, a 50-year-old was arrested after being observed near some shops 50 miles away.
Four suspected shoplifters were arrested after they were not noticed from the stores.
CCTV also helped capture three guys who had allegedly only committed a robbery, a guy seen tampering using a cash system, along with a drunk driver.
St Albans council’s portfolio holder for business Beric Read stated: “Once one of our CCTV operators has come to the aid of the police.
“With this occasion, police have gone to detain a man wanted over cash machine thefts.
“It’s just another illustration of how valuable our CCTV system could maintain combating crime. ”
The system is offered by a builder and has been in use since 2001.