Kasargod: Police arrest four for ATM fraud using fake cards


Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (SP)

Kasargod, Mar 3: A Kerala police team led by Kasargod police circle inspector, Abdul Rahim, has succeeded in arresting four persons including one from Tamil Nadu. The gang has been accused of using fake ATM cards and withdrawing money from ATM centres.

The arrested accused happen to be P Jayaram (30) from Tamil Nadu, S Santhu Nepolian (21) from Kottayam, Akhil Goerge (27), from Kozhikode and Allwyn K B (25) from Kannur. As many as 17 fake ATM cards, a laptop, a swiping machine, and two mobile phones were recovered from their possession.

The gang members, who arrived near the ATM counter of Canara Bank on Bank Road here by car, had tried to withdraw money by using fake ATM cards. Some locals who noticed this act, got suspicious about their intentions and informed the police. The police came there and arrested the accused. During their questioning, the police realized that a big gang has been functioning in their support.

Arrested Jayaram happens to be the brain behind this racket. Rs 10,000 found in his possession was seized by the police. The policemen said that the gang had developed an exercise to withdraw money from ATMs by using fake cards.

It is said that Jayaram's relative, Mathan Kannan, who is settled in Canada, used to hack ATM cards of foreign nationals and convey the information to Jayaram. The police stated that Jayaram has executed such frauds in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the past.

The operation was conducted by police sub-inspector Sheikh Abdulla Razack, lady sub-inspector Ajitha, sub-inspector KV Sathishan, civil police officers Sanoj, Ratish and others.

  

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