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ATM fraudster arrested in Calabar

16 October 2014, 15:10

Calabar - The Cross River Police Command on Thursday announced the arrest of a man who specialised in ATM fraud in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Titilayo Busari, said that the suspect was caught with 60 ATM cards and N258 000 cash.

Busari said the state command had mapped out measures to prevent criminals from stealing people's money and other valuables.

He said that the suspect was arrested in Calabar while trying to swap his card with that of another person at the premises of a new generation bank on Calabar Road.

Also read: Robbers break into ATM, cart away money

"He was arrested by the police for allegedly swapping Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards of several people with invalid cards.

"He used those cards in withdrawing large sums of money from the accounts of the victims.

"We have worked out modalities to ensure that people across the state enjoy not only the Christmas festival, but also freedom to carry on with their normal and lawful businesses.

"My men and I are ready to ensure that any criminal who rears his head in the state is nabbed,’’ he said.

He warned people to be careful in asking for assistance while making withdrawals through ATM.


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