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4 Bulgarians And 1 German Involved In Atm Fraud, Arrested By Pattaya Police

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4 Bulgarians and 1 German involved in ATM Fraud, arrested by Pattaya Police

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PATTAYA:--Four Bulgarians and a German accused of involvement in a multi-million Baht ATM card theft operation have been arrested by Pattaya Police.

Mr. Stefan Nikolaev Savovski aged 38, Miss Diana Dianova Dimitrova aged 20, Miss Gergana Hristova Krekmanova aged 27 and Mr. Iliyan Aleksandrov Ininski aged 37, all from Bulgaria and Mr. Plamen Ivanov Hlebarov aged 45, originally from Bulgaria but travelling on a German Passport were arrested at an ATM in front of a 7-Eleven Convenience Store in Soi Potisampan in Naklua late on Thursday Night.

They were caught with 33 ATM cards featuring banks from China, Finland, United Kingdom and Germany. They were taken to the Transnational Crime Suppression Center at Pattaya Police Station where it was determined the ATM cards were counterfeit and were believed to contain bank details of individuals who were tricked into giving over their account details through a website.

The group was also in possession of Western Union Money Transfer tickets with the same recipient in Bulgaria. It was revealed the two couples and the German had come to Thailand on standard package holiday deals and were told to use the cards as much as possible. They were told to keep 30% of the proceeds and send the rest to the organizer of the operation in Bulgaria.

Full story:http://www.pattayaon...pattaya-police/

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-- Pattaya One 2012-04-06

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They're innocent!!!!...Just ask any of them!!!

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All of them at one ATM machine. clap2.gif Smart.

Well they are from Bulgaria, had to watch that their brethren didn't rip them off. drunk.gif

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We have ATM and WUMT.

At This Moment What? U Mean Time? licklips.gif

-mel.

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Very odd. Most East European scumbags normally head for Britain. Probably full up, so they came East.

Agreed, but for the last years in Thailand it is pretty common. Eastern Europeans are quite good at scamming. Just how many Romanian ATM gangs have been caught so far? Many! Britain slowly becomes less attractive as the quality of life goes down the hill over there. So the scumbags will look for better opportunities, where? I don't know, may be they know :)

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In Norway they already filled up the jails with east europeans. It`s full there and than the norwegian government gives tickets for free, just to leave the country.

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It's a family destination... hit-the-fan.gif

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5 Bulgarians nabbed for fake ATM card withdrawals

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CHONBURI, April 7 - Five Bulgarians were arrested for using counterfeit credit cards to withdraw money from Thai banks’ automatic teller machines (ATMs), according to the provincial office of the Thailand Transnational Crime Coordination Centre.

The five-person gang consisted of three men and two women--Stefan Nikolaev Savovski, 38; Iliyan Alek Sandrov Ininski, 37; Plamen Ivanov Hlebarov, 21; Diana Dianova Dimitrova, 21, and Gergana Hristova Krekmanova, 28.

Mr Savovski was arrested as he was withdrawing cash from a Siam Commercial Bank machine in Pattaya. The rest of the gang was apprehended after being identified by him.

Thirty-three counterfeit credit cards were seized.

Police said the suspects confessed the money was transferred to Bulgaria via Western Union. They received 10 per cent of the total withdrawn from the ATM machines.

Mr Savovski said the gang was hired by a group of Bulgarians in their home country who stole real data on the credit cards and made up fake cards for the scam.

Chonburi police chief Pol Maj-Gen Jamnong Rattanakul said the gang's behaviour has given a bad image to Pattaya City, as one of Thailand's main tourist destinations.

He said immigration police will coordinate for a stricter screening of such criminal elements from entering the country in future. (MCOT online news)

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-- TNA 2012-04-07

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These people seem like drug mules to me. They are taking the heavy risks, the boss back home in Bulgaria doesn't.

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