Mumbai: Two Bulgarians suspected of installing a skimmer at a city ATM and hacking into several bank accounts left the country on April 19, believe the police. The foreigners installed the skimmer at an Axis Bank ATM near the office of the director general of police in Colaba in April. They withdrew Rs 15.48 lakh from 37 bank accounts, including 14 accounts of city policemen. The money was withdrawn from places as far away as Greece.
The two accused arrived in the country on tourist visas on April 4. They surveyed the Colaba ATM at least three times. In Greece, they visited the ATMs from where the money was withdrawn no less than eight times. The identity of the accused was established through the Colaba ATM CCTV footage and documents submitted to the Foreigner Regional Registration Office.
The CCTV footage from the ATM shows the men installing the skimmer. “The two accused stayed in three hotels in south Mumbai. This we came to know during our investigation at all the hotel,” an officer said.
The Times of India, June 25, 2013