October 13, 2021, 03.38 PM
Two Bulgarians identified by initials VBD, 38, and PPB, 41, were arrested on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in the Indonesian city of Pasuruan in East Java province after allegedly stealing money by using card skimmer devices from an ATM. KOMPAS.COM/MUCHLISTwo Bulgarians identified by initials VBD, 38, and PPB, 41, were arrested on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in the Indonesian city of Pasuruan in East Java province after allegedly stealing money by using card skimmer devices from an ATM.

Once the data was collected, the suspects then sent it all to a server managed by their contact in their country of origin for further process.

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“The perpetrators were reported to install the skimming device at one of the state banks on Jalan Sultan Agung and stole the money. After we received reports, we immediately carried out an investigation,” he said, adding that the mastermind of the case was VBD.

“The suspects were arrested in Surabaya city. Victor and Plamen acted as the mastermind and recipient of the stolen items, respectively.”

The police chief said that his party was still pursuing the two other perpetrators who were on the most-wanted list or locally known as DPO.

The police have recovered some items in the form of two cars, two laptops, five cell phones, two bank books, three ATMs, 186 blank cards, and two passports. Besides, they also found evidence comprising skimming tools such as an advanced card reader, a magnetic card reader, and 16 micro USB charger circuit boards.

If found guilty, they could face a penalty of up to eight years’ imprisonment.

(Writer: Andi Hartik | Editor: Dheri Agriesta, Rachmawati)

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/10/13/084400578/2-wn-bulgaria-pasang-alat-skimming-di-atm-29-nasabah-jadi-korban-data?page=all#page2.

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