Two Russians arrested in connection with ATM scam in Thailand

Posted on November 21, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Arrested

Thailand’s Tourism Police have sacked an officer arrested for involvement in a transnational ATM skimming gang. Tourist Police Division Commander Pol Maj Gen Apichai Thi-amart said Pol Sen Sgt Maj Nontapan Saengsuk, 37, a Tourist Police officer, was dismissed from the agency following his arrest. Pol Sen Sgt Maj Nontapan was caught in Nakhon Ratchasima, together with two Russian men using an ATM ‘skimmer’ to hack information from their victims’ credit cards and making counterfeit credit cards to withdraw cash from ATMs. Some Bt2.8 million cash and 328 counterfeit credit cards were also seized. Read article

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