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2 Men Get 9 Years Prison for Bali ATM Theft Scheme

Bali Crime Spree Lasted 1.5 Years and Netted Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars.

(10/23/2010) Robi Sugiharto (29) and Suhadi Lumanto (27) have been sentenced in a Denpasar, Bali court to 9 years in prison and each fined Rp. 100 million (US$11,100) for their role in a scam that stole large sums of money from ATM machines in Bali.

According to Beritabali.com, the head of the judicial panel, Posma P. Naingollan, handed down the sentence on Monday, October 18, 2010, declaring that the pair had been proven to have cooperated in the theft of money from various ATM machines in Bali between September 2008 and February 2010.

In September of 2008 Sugiharto arrived in Bali and rented a residence on Japan Pulau Adil No. 11 in Denpasar. He shared the house with Lumanto and other members of the credit card theft ring.

The two men told the judge they were still considering whether or not to appeal the sentence.

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