ATM repairman who worked for Diebold accused of swapping $200K in fake bills for cash


64-year-old Samuel Kioskl of San Francisco, who services ATMs for Bank of America as an employee of Diebold, has been charged with swapping $200,000 in fake bills for real cash at machines.

Last July, Kioskli went to six BofA branches in San Francisco and one in Daly City, and made off with about $200,000 by swapping out the cash in the machine trays with counterfeit or photocopied $20 bills, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

More at the San Francisco Chronicle.



    1. This.

      “Hmmm, after that one guy came to service the machine, it’s been giving out counterfeit notes and the real money’s missing. You don’t suppose he had anything to do with it do you?”

  1. “Kioskli pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court to charges of burglary, embezzlement, forgery and possession of counterfeiting apparatus. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.”

    I desperately hope he posts bond with 20s.

  2. A bad citizen! Doesn’t he know that Diebold machines are for stealing ELECTIONS, not mere money!

  3. I get it. Sometimes. . .the urge to ESCAPE becomes a driving need. 200K is not a bad score either.

    But. . .Phoenix?! Somehow you thought Arizona was such a backwater the authorities would never catch you???

    Perhaps I’ve thought about this more than most people: but if i run. . .i’ll be running for quite some time. and I won’t be fiddle fucking about in my. own. country. for TEN MONTHS!!!


  4. hrm, I’m guessing it wasn’t just BofA that he was hitting. Several months ago at a Wells Fargo ATM in the bay area in a group of twenties was a stamp booklet instead of a twenty (same size nearly the same weight a a twenty). I immediately reported it to the bank and got a refund. Glad he got caught

  5. …has been charged with swapping $200,000 in fake bills for real cash at machines.

    And the difference is?

  6. so he “has been charged”, not convicted, and yet his clear face and full name are all over the internet. what about “innocent until proven guilty”?

    1. “Innocent until proven guilty” is not the same as “anonymous until proven guilty.”

  7. #94 in the series, “Criminals who look like people always imagine criminals look”…

  8. He looks like a handsomer version of Geddy Lee. And, yeah, it kind of hurts me to say that because I think Rush is a great band.

  9. This would be why you don’t leave the cassettes full of cash in the ATM when you get someone in to repair it.

  10. He was only robbing it from the corporations who had already stolen it from the people.

  11. Yes, well, Diebold hires only the most reliable and trustworthy employees in the first place, which is why you can trust their trade-secreted unauditable election systems to count your votes correctly….

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