Skimmers

ZA: Three waiters to go on trial

Three Kauai Juice waiters are to go on trial next month in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on fraud and conspiracy charges. The charges relate to the use of credit card readers and encoding devices, for the manufacture of fake credit cards. Prosecutor Mary Naidoo alleges the trio conspired to make false...

WA: Tobacco shop owner sentenced in debit card scam

A former Redmond tobacco shop owner was sentenced to 33 months in prison Friday for skimming information from hundreds of customers’ credit and debit cards, then siphoning money, federal officials said. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez also sentenced Redmond resident Hrant “Mike” Aslanyan, 38, to five years of supervised release. He ordered him to...

Nabbed over credit card fraud

A Malaysian man wanted in the United States for credit card fraud amounting to US$150 million (S$223 million) was arrested by the Thai authorities and US Secret Service agents on Tuesday. According to local media, the man, whom Post Today identified as Gooi Kok Seng, was nabbed on the outskirts of Bangkok. Police said...

Ca: Five more arrested in debit card ring

Alex Cooper reports: Durham Region police arrested five more men yesterday in connection with a debit card skimming ring that has been operating in the Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal areas, police said today. At the bail hearing Dec. 3, five more suspects — who attended court to support the seven accused — were...

CO: New reports of “skimming” in the Grand Valley

Grand Junction Police are looking into a number of reports of “skimming” incidents around the Grand Valley. This is the second time in as many months police have seen a rash of reports pour into the department. The GJPD says at least 17 new victims have come forward, with a dollar loss per...