Pattaya Daily News

09 May 2013 :: 15:05:02 pm 74479

Police Bust Two Bulgarians With Fake ATM Cards

Two men from Bulgaria were arrested in Jomtien for scamming money from Pattaya ATMs with fake bank cards. Police seized a total of 27 ATM cards. The suspects got the fake cards from a Russian man and were sending him most of the stolen money.
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PATTAYA – May 9, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; The arrests of two Bulgarians tourists who used fake electronic cards to withdraw money from ATMs around the town was made by Special Operations officers from Pattaya police station.

The police had been notified by Siam Commercial Bank that there was a foreign gang that came to use fake electronic cards to withdraw cash from the ATMs in Pattaya, which made the bank lose a lot of money.

So the police went on investigation, and dispersed their forces to monitor every ATM location that the bank staff informed them the cash had been illegally withdrawn. At last, the police found the thieves when they went to a Jomtien ATM.

The suspects were identified as Mr. Prodanov Gorgi Petoth, and Mr. Cassaky Boris Boris Gogif, both Bulgarians. They had the same appearances as the thieves the police had seen on the CCTVs of the ATMs around Pattaya.

The Special Operation officers showed their identities and asked to search the suspects. Police found 19 fake electronic cards hiding in Mr. Prodanov’s right trouser pockets, and found other 18 cards in Mr. Cassaky’s shoulder bag. The bank checked and found that the information in the cards was from France and Britain.

From investigation, the two suspects testified that they got the fake cards from a Russian man, who told them to withdraw cash in Pattaya. The Bulgarians got 10 percent in return, and always sent money to their hometown, before they got arrested.

Reporter : Amnoychai Malila   Photo : Amnoychai Malila   Category : Crime News

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