Fraud investigation at University of Iowa Community Credit Union ATM leads to arrests

Romica Martuica, 20 (Courtesy: Hiawatha Police Department)
Romica Martuica, 20 (Courtesy: Hiawatha Police Department)(KCRG)
Published: Feb. 19, 2019 at 4:55 PM CST
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Police have arrested two people after a fraud alert from an ATM triggered an investigation in Hiawatha.

Hiawatha Police were called to the University of Iowa Community Credit Union branch at 1400 Blairs Ferry Road NW on Saturday evening at 6:17 p.m. This was after potentially fraudulent activity was flagged at the drive-up ATM.

Authorities saw a vehicle pulling away from the ATM at the bank, and stopped it nearby. They arrested the passengers, Romica Martuica, 20, and an unnamed 17-year-old female. They were charged with false identification, ongoing criminal conduct, first degree theft, and unauthorized use of a credit card over $10,000. Martuica was also charged with not having a proper driver's license.

The investigation by police is ongoing.