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Two Romanians nationals arrested in Madhya Pradesh for ATM fraud

PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

Indore, Aug 10 (PTI) Two Romanian nationals were arrested here in Madhya Pradesh in connection with an alleged ATM fraud in various cities of the country, police said today.

The duo, Adrian Liviu (30) and Cornel Constantine (27), was arrested yesterday, said Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Amrendra Singh. "They were arrested on the basis of inputs provided by the Kolkata Police," he said.

The two were handed over to a Kolkata Police team which has taken them to West Bengal, Singh said. Cases related to the fraud were reported from various cities, including Kolkata, where an FIR has been lodged.

Another senior officer said the Romanians were allegedly members of a gang involved in stealing data from ATM cards of customers by using secret cameras and skimmers (a device used by fraudsters to steal credit/debit card information) at cash dispensing machines. Using the stolen data, the gang members would prepare clones of ATM cards and used them to fraudulently withdraw money from bank accounts of customers, he said.

The gang members used to visit India on tourist visas and stay in costly hotels, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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