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Ex-soccer pro guilty of card scam
Card copying device
Zlati claimed he was being paid to remove the device
A former professional footballer from Romania has been jailed after a scam which swindled cash machines users.

Norwich Crown Court heard a passer-by spotted two devices attached to cash machines at the Asda superstore in Great Yarmouth in August this year.

Aurelian Zlati, 27, was seen removing the devices which were being used to copy card information.

Zlati, who was convicted of going equipped to steal, is expected to serve half of his 21-month jail sentence.

In court he claimed he was to be paid 250 to remove the devices from the machine.

Jurors heard it was not known how long the equipment had been installed or how much cash had been taken from users' accounts.

Once he is released, Zlati faces deportation.

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