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Men Arrested in Pattaya for Alleged ATM Fraud

Men Arrested in Pattaya for Alleged ATM Fraud

A Chinese man and a Taiwanese man were detained in Pattaya on suspicion of attempting to steal information from ATM cards.
Investigators from the Pattaya Police Station and Royal Thai Immigration investigated a room on the sixth floor of an undisclosed hotel on Soi Bungalow 999 in the Naklua subdistrict of the Banglamung district of Chonburi province.
Zhang Qiyu, a 28-year-old Chinese national, and Chiu Yung-Sheng, a 41-year-old Taiwanese national, were the two males apprehended. Two suspects were apprehended on suspicion of attempting to pilfer information from ATM cards using a skimming device.
According to the arresting police, a bank in Pattaya informed them that its maintenance team had discovered a skimming device affixed to an ATM at the entrance of Pattaya Walking Street.
This prompted Pattaya Police to examine CCTV footage of the ATM, where they discovered two men who appeared to be tampering with the machine.
Police discovered a skimming device, an ATM card manufacturer, a computer, and six counterfeit electronic cards in the suspects’ room.

The individuals were charged with counterfeiting electronic cards and manufacturing counterfeiting devices. According to authorities, the utmost penalty for these offenses is 5 years in prison and a fine of up to 140,000 baht.

The police arrested the two males. They noted that this type of sophisticated skimming crime has not occurred in Pattaya in over a decade.


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