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Man Accused of Hacking Western Union, Stealing $32,000

A man is being accused of hacking into the computers of a Westen Union and stealing thousands of dollars using a USB with infected malware, police said.

Vasile Savu, 42, of Hollywood, is facing numerous charges, including grand theft and identity fraud, an arrest affidavit stated. 

Savu allegedly walked into the Western Union on 8th Street and asked an employee that he needed to print out his flight itinerary from his thumb drive. 

According to the affidavit, the drive had malware which distorted the computers and allowed Savu remote access to the computers.

Savu is accused of stealing $32,000 and for also trying to hack the computers at an Opa-locka Western Union, where employees recognized him and called police.

Savu appeared in bond court Thursday, where a judge set his bond to $7,500 and ordered house arrest. Savu, who is from Romania, was also ordered to give up his passport. 

Attorney information was not available.

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