Two Bulgarians have been arrested by tourist police in Phuket on forgery charges.
PHUKET – Thai Police have arrested two Bulgarians for having allegedly attempted to steal electronic data for cloning ATM cards in the island province of Phuket.
Stenkov Anchoha Ritonov, 33, and Tervel Dimitrov, 31, were arrested on Sunday in this island province. Police searched their rented bungalow and found an assortment of equipment for stealing electronic data from victims when they used their ATM cards on cash withdrawal machines installed with the data stealing equipment.
Dimitrov was charged with entering the kingdom without a visa and Ritonov was charged with travelling in Thailand without a passport and visa. The two were charged with collaborating with other Bulgarians on the run of attempting to steal electronic data from ATM cards to clone the cards and to steal money from accounts of victims.
Police were alerted by Kaksikorn Bank’s Karon Beach branch that an ATM machine had been illegally modified. Police staked out the bank on Sunday and discovered three foreigners arriving on three motorcycles trying to retrieve the modified equipment from the ATM machine. Two fled the scene during the arrest but Dimitrov was taken into custody. Police arrested Ritonov when he returned to try retrieve a motorcycle left behind.
On or about October 20th, Technology Crime Suppression Division police acting on complaints from several Foreign Banks, Thai police arrested two Bulgarian nationals in downtown Bangkok for ATM skimming. Read More….