UK to AU: Stolen credit and debit details emailed across the world

Matt Dunn reports:

More than 1500 credit and debit card details stolen in Britain were emailed to Australia to be placed on blank Crown and Coles Myer cards and used to fleece major banks, a court has heard.

Victoria Police seized a computer at an Endeavour Hills address and found 27 draft emails sent from England, with PINs and matching account details stolen from people in Britain and elsewhere in Europe.

One British man, arrested in Australia, has been deported. Three Sri Lankan-born men have pleaded guilty in the County Court to a conspiracy to defraud.

Documents before the court state that about $40,000 in cash was taken from ATMs in Victoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland. Attempts were made to get about $70,000 more.

Karan Nada, 42, of Endeavour Hills, Ramesh Rasanajagam, 32, of Hallam, and Udayakumar Vivekanandan, 32, who have pleaded guilty to the fraud, were found with 317 cards when they were arrested in Emerald in September 2008.

Read more in the Herald Sun.

Did anyone ever stand trial in the U.K. for the theft of the data? And how did they acquire/steal the British card data? Anyone know?

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