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Morgan Hill Police, California
Friday August 26th, 2022 :: 11:51 a.m. PDT



On August 23, 2022, at 8:50 P.M., a Morgan Hill Police Sergeant conducted a vehicle enforcement stop on Condit Road and contacted the driver and the passenger.  The driver was identified as Marcela Terezia-Pop, 55, and the passenger was identified as Ionut Calciu, 29.   Both suspects presented the sergeant with false identification, but it was determined they were in the United States from Romania.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a skimming device, USB devices, memory cards, and numerous gift cards.  The investigation determined that the suspects were using the skimming device to access identifying information from ATMs or similar machines and then transferring the stolen data to the USB and memory cards.
Terezia-Pop and Calciu were ultimately arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Main Jail on the following violations:  P.C. 485.5(a) – Manufacture false identification documents; P.C. 466 – Burglary tools; P.C. 135 – Destruction of evidence and P.C. 182 – Conspiracy.
The Morgan Hill Police Department would like to remind you to be vigilant while at ATMs and gas pumps by conducting a brief inspection of the machine and covering your pin number.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Tony Reis at: (669) 253-4988 or email [email protected].
Additionally, the information can be given anonymously at or 1-800-222-TIPS.

Morgan Hill Police, California
16200 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-779-2101

Sgt. Scott Purvis
Special Operations
[email protected]

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