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International theft ring suspects held in Franklin

Post Date:06/26/2019 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Pictured left to right: Constantin Udila, Sabina Udila, Ionela-Daniela Mortongan, Lucia Dumitru, Giana Gheorghe

Five felony suspects, all part of an international theft ring with ties to Romania, remain jailed after their arrest last week.

On June 18, Franklin Police were dispatched to a local fitness center where someone was reportedly breaking into lockers and stealing credit cards. The suspect eluded capture and the stolen cards were quickly used to rack up more than $15,000 in charges at several Cool Springs area retailers.

Police Officers from Franklin and Brentwood quickly obtained video of the suspects and their vehicle. Moments later, a Brentwood Police Officer spotted & stopped the car on Moore’s Lane. Working together, Franklin and Brentwood Police quickly recognized two of the occupants as suspects being sought in connection to similar crimes in April.

More than $100,000 in stolen property and merchandise from across the country was recovered from the suspect vehicle. Additional charges by Franklin Police and police agencies from across the U.S. are expected.

The following suspects have been charged in this case:
1.Constantin Udila, 42:
Theft Over $10k,
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card,
Fugitive from Justice
Bond: $2 million
2.Sabina Udila, 41:
Theft Over $10k,
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card,
Fugitive from Justice
Bond: $2 million
3.Ionela-Daniela Mortogan, 20:
Theft Over $10k
Bond: $50,000
4.Lucia Dumitru, 42:
Theft Over $10k
Bond: $50,000
5.Giana Gheorghe, 33:
Theft Over $10k
Bond: $50,000

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