CHON BURI – Police in Pattaya have arrested two Russians, Dennis Gonsarov, 27, and Mr. Ilya Angriv, 26 who used counterfeit cards to steal cash from ATM machines thorough out Pattaya.
In the press conference, the police displayed 202 counterfeit ATM cards and a card skimming device allegedly used by the two suspects. The police added that they have confiscated 18,000 baht from Mr. Gonsarov and Mr. Angriv.
They were charged with electronic cards forgery. According to the police, officers in Pattaya have been informed by Kasikorn Bank that two foreigners had been stealing “huge amount” of cash from their ATMs. Detective police eventually arrested the suspects as they were withdrawing cash from an ATM in Banglamung district.
Mr. Gonsarov confessed to police he had planted skimmer device and small camera on ATMs to copy the victim′s cards and observe their passwords. He also claimed to have sent “millions” back to Russia.