By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A ROMANIAN accused of having a hand in the recent hacking of bank automated teller machines appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking bail.
The Tribune was not privy to the proceedings, however, as the bail hearing for 32-year-old Dumitri Gabureac was held in Justice Carolita Bethell’s chambers.
A decision on his request for pre-trial release will be given on November 7, three days after Gabureac is scheduled to stand trial in Magistrate’s Court.
Gabureac, with fellow countrymen, Adrian Lupu, 33, and Paul Florin, 31, are alleged to have hacked two Royal Bank of Canada ATM machines three times on September 6 with the intent to commit an offence.
Lupu and Florin were further charged with causing $4,000 worth of damage to the machines.
Gabureac, who resides in Tropical Gardens according to court dockets, was further charged with abetting the unauthorised interception of the ATM services on September 6.
Gabureac also faces a count each of unauthorised use of computer services, stealing and three counts of abetment to unauthorised use of computer services stemming from an alleged incident in July.
It is alleged that Gabureac, on July 10, hacked an ATM machine of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and stole $2,600 belonging to Lawrence Daxon.
It is also claimed that he abetted the hacking of CIBC FCIB machines for three subsequent days after Independence Day.
Gabureac and his co-accused have denied all of the charges.
He has retained lawyer Murrio Ducille to defend him.