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

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HIAWATHA, Iowa (KCRG) - Police have arrested two people after a fraud alert from an ATM triggered an investigation in Hiawatha.

Romica Martuica, 20 (Courtesy: Hiawatha Police Department)

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.