Bulgarian national arrested for card skimming

Posted on: October 28, 2016 | views: 170

A Bulgarian national has been arrested in accusation of withdrawing money from savings account of different individuals by using fake ATM cards.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday detained Dimo Atanasov Stefanov, who is 38 years of age, in connection to incidents of card skimming from Thamel.

Stefanov had been involved in theft through use of a clever trick. He had been planting undetectable small size cameras at the ATM booths and then recording the pin code numbers used by the customers and later using the pin code to withdraw money, CIB Chief, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Navaraj Silwal said.

The police recovered 28 fake ATM cards and USD 17,000 from the Bulgarian. The police started searching for him after he withdrew money from the bank customers by using Nepal Investment Bank Ltd (NIBL) ATM card NIBL Deputy Director, Bijendra Suwal, said the bank informed the police after complaints from the customers that they were receiving SMS on money withdrawal from their savings account.