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02 December 2023

Woman agrees to be deported following ATM scam


A Brazilian woman who pleaded guilty to helping skim ATM machines has agreed to be deported.

Twenty-five-year-old Karem Kawamura admitted to aiding and abetting the use of a counterfeit access device Tuesday in Boston federal court.

Prosecutors say she helped her husband, 42-year-old Alexandre Kawamura, skim ATMs at four Eastern Bank branches in the state.

The couple arrived in the U.S. on tourist visas in late 2017. Prosecutors say she received ATM skimming equipment from Brazil at a Chelsea hotel under an alias in January.

They were arrested in March after Alexandre Kawamura allegedly used someone's bank information to buy clothing from a sporting goods store. He has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial. His attorney could not be identified.

Karem Kawamura was sentenced to three months of time served and one year of supervised release.