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Six arrested for ATM fraud

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

With the arrest of six people, two of them hailing from Uttar Pradesh, the city claimed to have an card racket that targeted and siphoned off from their accounts.

Among the arrested is a man who claimed to work as a film production manager, said.

Addressing a conference last evening, Assistant Commissioner of (Crime) Mukund said acting on a tip-off, a Crime Branch team laid a trap at Naigaon on the on May 10 and arrested the accused.

Upon interrogation of the arrested persons, it was revealed they engaged in hacking machines, stealing PIN codes and siphoning off from accounts of bank customers, he said.

They kept a watch at centres, and under the pretext of helping customers wanting to withdraw money, stole their PIN codes which they later fraudulently used to take out cash, said.

All the accused were booked under IPC sections related to cheating and criminal breach of trust. According to a conservative estimate, the gang had duped account holders to the tune of Rs 10 lakh to 12 lakh, he said.

The gang operated in several areas of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai, he said, adding 13 debit cards of different banks were seized from the accused.

Those arrested were identified by the police Santosh Omprakash (38), (28, Kaesh Yadav (27), (48), (30) and Ahmed Hussain Khan (24).

and hailed from different districts of Uttar Pradesh, where they faced multiple cases related to ATM fraud, the said.

In Mumbai, used to work as a film production manager, said.

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

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 11:50 IST
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