Swede arrested for ATM skimming in Chiang Mai

Photo: Mattes @ WikiCommons

Photo: Mattes @ WikiCommons

Thai police have caught two ATM skimmer suspects – a Swedish man and a Filipino – in Chiang Mai’s Muang district along with 500 fake electronic cards. Thai newspaper The Nation reports.

According to Thai PBS the police followed a complaint from Kasikorn bank about someone using fake ATM cards to withdraw cash from their machines. The police subsequently arrested a 29 year old Swedish man and a 31 year old Filipino at a mall this Sunday.

The pair was carrying fake cards. Hundreds more were found in their hotel room along with card-making and card-swiping machines and two eyeglass cameras modified so they could be attached to ATM machines.

Provincial Police Region 5 deputy chief Maj-General Tanitsak Teerasawat said police suspected the duo’s network had stolen at least THB 10 million and that they were looking for accomplices.

Tanitsak told The Nation that the two men confessed and said they had skimmed in South Korea and the Philippines but were not arrested.

Read more: The Nation and Thai PBS

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