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Romanian national arrested in connection with ATM fraud: Police

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 18-03-2020 20:52 IST | Created: 18-03-2020 20:52 IST
Romanian national arrested in connection with ATM fraud: Police

A 29-year-old Romanian national was arrested for allegedly cheating a person by withdrawing money from his bank account in south Delhi's Greater Kailash area, police said on Wednesday. The accused, Claudiu Cosmin Gal, frequently visited Delhi on a business visa and indulged in cyber crime, they said

The victim reported to police after his account was debited

Police analysed the CCTV footage of the ATM from where the alleged transaction was made and learnt about the involvement of a foreign national. The accused was nabbed on March 14 and during questioning, he confessed to committing the crime, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said. During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he, along with his associates, used to install skimming device and spy cameras inside unguarded ATMs to get details of debit cards, he said. Later, they withdrew the amount from targeted ATMs, he added. Eight cloned plastic cards, laptops, mobile phones, face masks, head caps, used for hiding their face during commission of the crime were recovered, the DCP said. No previous criminal involvement has been found so far, police said, adding that efforts are being made to nab his associates.

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