Pattaya Daily News

18 May 2014 :: 10:05:34 am 86132

Three Russian Men Arrested in ATM Fraud

Three Russian nationals believed to be members of a Fake gang were arrested by Chonburi officers.
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PATTAYA – May 17, 2014, [Pattaya Daily News]: At 16:30 hours yesterday, the police officers arrested three Russian men at the Lumpini Condominium room, Bang Lamung, Pattaya for using fake electronic cards to withdraw cash from several ATM machines in Pattaya area.

The suspected are Mr. Dmitri Minki, aged 30 Mr. Aleksandr Li aged 37 and Mr. Aleksandr Lidzhiev were arrested with 88 cards, 6 video cameras, a skimmer and a notebook machines, 6 video cameras, and 12,000 baht of cash in their possession. The Pol.Col.Lt Katcha revealed that was notified from Kasikorn Bank that there were foreigners using fake ATM cards to withdraw cash from several ATM machines in Pattaya area.

The suspected confessed that they came to Thailand in the beginning of May and got the fake ATM cards from their Russian friends to withdraw cash from the ATM machines. After which, they would transfer the money back to Russia and would receive 50% of the cash amount for each transaction conducted. So far they had withdrew 500,000 baht and also had a plan to buy and place the security cameras on ATM machines so that they can get access to passwords for their next attempts. The three arrested shall be prosecuted accordingly under Thai Law.

Reporter : Teerarak   Photo : Teerarak   Category : Crime News

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