Credit card scamming case to begin trial next year


Guam – The Italian national who allegedly came to Guam for the sole purpose of attempting to steal credit card information may stand trial next year.

Nicola Marinelli, allegedly told police he was approached by a man in Italy, who
offered him money to place skimming devices on Bank of Guam automated teller machines.

Marinelli was captured by authorities after allegedly having placed two skimming devices on ATM’s in Harmon and Agat.

He stands accused of use of a scanning device as a second and third degree felony, plus conspiracy.

Marinelli has been incarcerated for about four months awaiting trial.

Trial is set for January 7th, but it may be delayed, according to Marinelli’s attorney, who intends to file a motion to push back proceedings.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.