Alleged Aspen ATM thief: ‘I screwed up’
Police arrested a 36-year-old artist Tuesday and charged him with stealing $200 from the account of a man who left his bankcard in an Aspen ATM earlier this month, according to court documents.
Pitkin County Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely ordered Daniel Enzfelder held on a $1,000 bond Wednesday after he was charged with felony criminal impersonation, unauthorized use of a financial transaction device and theft, both misdemeanors.
“I love Aspen, and I screwed up,” Enzfelder told the judge.
The victim in the case told police he used an ATM at U.S. Bank, 420 E. Main St., on Aug. 3 and forgot to remove his bank card, according to an arrest warrant filed in District Court. He was later notified that his account was overdrawn after two withdrawls of $100 each were made.
A senior investigator for the bank contacted Aspen Police on Aug. 25 and sent still images of the person who used the victim’s card, the warrant states. That same day at about 8:30 p.m., an Aspen police officer contacted Enzfelder about a disturbance at Theatre Aspen, the warrant states.
Two officers later recognized Enzfelder from the images forwarded by the bank investigator and arrested him.
“They have cameras?” Enzfelder asked the officers as he was being led to a patrol car, according to the warrant.
Later, as he was being searched, Enzfelder said he no longer had the bankcard on him because he’d thrown it away.
“Enzfelder then voluntarily stated that ‘he didn’t know what to do because it asked if he wanted another transaction,’” the warrant states.
Aspen prosecutor Andrea Bryan said in court Wednesday that Enzfelder’s criminal history begins in 2012 and includes mostly drunk and disorderly charges from “many different states.”
Enzfelder described himself as an artist and a writer in court Wednesday.
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